Chosen Foods Guac Off 2019: Rules and Regulations

SoCal Taco Fest will provide the following ingredients and equipment to be used to prepare and serve your guacamole:

– 5 Avocados, 2 Limes, 1 White Onion, 1 Red Onion, 2 Roma
Tomatoes, Cilantro, Garlic, Chips, Salt and Pepper

– Bowl, Knife, Fork, Spoon, Cutting Surface, Food Prep
Gloves, Food Boats for submitting your creation to the the
judges and napkins

You are allowed to bring up to 5 additional food ingredients (inclusive of spices) to personalize your guac creation.  They may be prepped in advance for ease of assembly on site at the festival.

You are not allowed to bring any kitchen equipment or utensils.  No cooking equipment (stove/oven/etc.) will be available.

You will have 15 minutes to make your Guacamole – If you do not finish your plated submission within the time allotment, you will be docked 5 points on your final score.

Judging Criteria

You are required to prepare and serve one “taste” size portion (roughly ⅛ cup), accompanied by the provided chips, for each judge.  There will be three judges total.

Judges will score each dish based on taste, creativity and visual appeal.  These criteria are worth 10 points each for a total of 30 available points which will be tallied to determine your score.

The contestant with the highest score will win the competition and be awarded the grand prize.  The judges will also choose 2nd and 3rd place winners and they will receive one consolation prize each.

In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the head judge

All decisions are final and at the discretion of the judges.

This is a fun-spirited competition that should be taken lightly.  So, come ready to bring your skills and have a good time!


1st prize will receive $100 Gift card to Not Not Tacos plus (1) Year Supply of Chosen Foods Products, award

2nd prize will receive Entire line of Chosen Foods Products plus $50 gift card to Not Not Tacos

3rd prize will receive Entire line of Chosen Foods products

Date:   May 18th, 2019
Festival:  SoCal Taco Fest
Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Check In – Day of Show:  Wil Call – Main Gate
Competition Location:    Concert Main Stage
Arrive at the stage:   4:30pm – Left Side of Stage – See Guard
Competition Time:  5:30pm
Parking:  On Your Own

Stage Contact:  Saul Silva/Main Stage Manager
Day of Show Phone (619) 517-3838

For questions prior to the festival: Email