IRVING, Texas – New on the line-up for the ZestFest Celebrity Chef Stage this
year will be Grammy Award winning musician Chris Perez. Chris recently released his custom “Perez
Pepper Sauce” and will be cooking with it on the ZestFest Stage. The small-batch sauce will be available
online at CaJohns.com and ZestFest attendees will be able to sample and purchase the hot sauce at the
show. Chris will appear on the ZestFest stage Friday January 24 and Sunday January 26th.
Spicy Food Productions is celebrating ZestFest’s 10th Anniversary at The Irving Convention Center the
weekend of January 24-26, 2020. Spicy food enthusiasts will sample a mouth-watering collection of the
hottest and most flavorful foods, condiments, spices, and sauces known to man. Artisan food products from
all over the world will be competing in the 24th Fiery Food Challenge and vie for the Golden Chili award.
Attendees will have the chance to sample and cast their votes for their favorites in the ZestFest People’s
The Celebrity Chef Stage will also showcase the cooking talents: Jon Bonnell, Eddie Deen, the King of
Texas BBQ, “MasterChef” winners Shaun O’Neale and Monti Carlo, Ilie Spilca from Casa M Spice and
bria Downey, winner of Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Chef.
Friday night will host the 24th Annual Fiery Food Challenge Awards Presentation at a private party for the
entries. Lots of fun for all attendees with the Wingstop Atomic Wing Eating Contest, Puckerbutt Pepper
Company Jalapeno Eating Contest and “Hog Heaven ‘ A Whole Pig Roast and Rib Dinner” hosted by Eddie
Whether you want to enjoy an assortment of savory flavors, think you have what it takes to compete in one
of the food eating competitions, or looking for your own inspiration and tips from one of our many
celebrity chefs, ZestFest caters to all spicy food enthusiasts! ZestFest is three flavor packed days of fun and
With thousands of attendees each year, ZestFest is guaranteed to stimulate all your senses with spicy favors,
enticing aromas, and a lively atmosphere for the whole family. Featured event sponsors include Seagram’s
7, Casa Spice Co., George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey and Smirnoff. Tickets are available at
www.ZestFest.net or can be purchased at the Irving Convention Center during show hours. Children under
the age of 10 are free with an adult paid admission. For all information go to https://www.zestfest.net.
Get ready to be a part of the action and excitement. Don’t forget to tag #ZestFest with a picture of your
favorite find of the day to be featured on our Twitter and Instagram and win prizes!