Do You Have The Best Sandwich In The Area?

August is National Sandwich Month!  Do you offer the best sandwich?
Put your food to the test at the upcoming Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo for the chance to win $1,000! 

In honor of National Sandwich Month we are looking for the best sandwich!  Submit the recipe for your best sandwich and a short video on why you should be crowned the Rapid Fire Champion (details below)! From the submissions, 3 chefs will be chosen to face-off live in our Center Stage (where the likes of Emeril Lagasse, the Too Hot Tamales, Thomas Keller, Guy Fieri and more have taken the stage) and put their sandwich to the test by demonstrating their recipe and providing tastes for the audience and three esteemed judges. The sandwich can be anything you want! Creativity is encouraged!  The only requirement is that your sandwich feature one local ingredient. Your locally sourced ingredient can be anything – cheese, bread, spice, protein… whatever your secret ingredient is! Presented by...



Rapid Fire Sandwich Judges include: 




The winner will be crowned the Western Food Expo Rapid Fire Champion and receive $1,000 as well as gain exposure to over 100 media outlets including the LA Times, Dining Out San Diego, Huffington Post, and local television affiliates as well as 10,000 of your industry peers!



Think you have the best Sandwich? Check out the details below and then send in your submission today!


  • Submissions must include your name, restaurant, recipe for your sandwich (which must note the locally sourced ingredient) and a short video submission of why you should be crowned the Rapid Fire Sandwich Champ! Don't get hung up on the video production - your energy is more important than the video can be as be as simple as being shot with your smart phone! You must send this to no later than July 10.
  • Videos will be added to the Western Food Expo Facebook page for peer voting for the Top 3 best sandwiches and presentation. Voting will take place July 12-17.
  • The top 3 chefs must be available to do a culinary demonstration of their sandwich on Monday, August 28 at the show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 
  • At the show, the top 3 chefs will each be given 15 minutes to demo their sandwich for 3 esteemed judges. They should also plan on having samples available for about 50 audience members and press who will also have a vote.
  • The judges and audience will then crown the Rapid Fire: Sandwich Edition Champion!


 Enter today... bragging rights are at stake!

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