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French’s and Frank’s RedHot Offering Chefs Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Barbecue World Championships

French’s™ and Frank’s RedHot™ are offering UK chefs the tantalising chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Memphis this May, to experience the world’s most prestigious grilling event; the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Held annually on the banks of the Mississippi river in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, the four-day event (15th-18th May) is a mecca for budding grill heads, pit masters and barbecue cook-out connoisseurs. As America’s number one hot sauce and mustard brands[1], the iconic duo of French’s and Frank’s RedHot are already woven into the fabric of US barbecue culture. That’s why, this May, the pair want to offer UK chefs a true taste of deep south hospitality and whisk them and a friend off to the home of barbecue.

The competition is open to all bona fide UK chefs, caterers and F&B managers, and getting involved couldn’t be easier. Entrants simply need to visit: and leave a few details. From there, one lucky winner will be pulled out of a well-worn baseball cap, with ten runners up each receiving an exclusive branded BBQ barrel drum.

Chris Cannon, Commercial Controller at McCormick (UK) Flavour Solutions comments: “It’s fair to say that no one does barbecue like the US, and in the deep south, it’s less a cooking style and more a dedicated subculture, with the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest at its heart.

“There’s a reason why some 70,000 passionate people make an annual pilgrimage to Tom Lee Park and we think that’s an experience well worth sharing. It’s also the place where you get to see some of the latest barbecue trends, techniques and flavours, so I urge any chef curious to learn from the best and gain some insider information before anyone else, to enter the competition today! Hopefully we’ll see you in Memphis!”

Sites looking to sample America’s number one hot sauce and mustard brands, French’s and Frank’s RedHot, and view inspirational recipe ideas, should visit:

McCormick Flavour Solutions is the owner of Frank’s RedHot and French’s and provides ingredients and inspiration for chefs and caterers across foodservice, supplying several trusted brands including: Schwartz, Hammonds, Noël’s, Bick’s, Camp Coffee and Old Bay.

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