Put Your Sauce on the Line

A national company is looking for the next great sauce. A contest by Dave’s Gourmet, San Francisco, hopes a home cook or a food professional has the answer.

| October 28, 2011

  • Dave's Gourmet offers a tasty Masala Marinara.
    Dave's Gourmet offers a tasty Masala Marinara.
    courtesy Dave's Gourmet
  • Dave's Gourmet is based in San Francisco.
    Dave's Gourmet is based in San Francisco.
    courtesy Dave's Gourmet
  • Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, from Dave's Gourmet.
    Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, from Dave's Gourmet.
    courtesy Dave's Gourmet

  • Dave's Gourmet offers a tasty Masala Marinara.
  • Dave's Gourmet is based in San Francisco.
  • Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, from Dave's Gourmet.

Have you ever tasted a pasta sauce from the supermarket and thought, “I can do better then that”? Or do you make a fantastic sauce, salsa, dip, etc.? That’s what Dave Hirschkop of Dave’s Gourmet thought, which motivated him to start his company that manufactures and markets award-winning sauces to millions of Americans every year.

The thing is, he’s pretty sure he’s not the only one in America who has a great sauce. That’s why Dave is putting his money where your kitchen is by creating a national contest to determine where America’s next great sauce, salsa or dip will come from.

“I know that somewhere someone is home making their own sauce because they know it’s better than anything they can get at the supermarket,” says Dave, whose sauces have won best in the industry awards two years running. “Well, I want that sauce. I want to manufacture it and bring it to people around the world. The only problem I’ve had in that equation was how to find it.”

Enter Dave’s brainchild: the Dave’s Gourmet Recipe Challenge, which carries a grand prize of up to $1,000,000 in sales royalties. Here’s how it works:



Send Dave your recipe at the Dave's Gourmet website by December 31.

Entrants have to warrant that they own that recipe and that they did not swipe it from their sister-in-law when she wasn’t looking.






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