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Oxnard Salsa Festival Announces Contest Winners in ‘Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge Recipe Contests’

Oxnard, CA – Both local professional chefs and amateur salsa makers competed for top honors during the ‘2016 Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge’ during the 23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, which took place July 30 & 31 at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard.


The Professional Division Winners are as follows:

• Best Red – BG’s Café

• Best Green – La Veros

• Best Specialty/Fruit- La Dolce Vita

• Best Hot – Vallarta Market

• Best Medium – BG’s Cafe

• Best Mild – La Veros

• Judge’s Choice – BG’s Cafe

• People’s Choice – BG’s Cafe


The Amateur Division Winners are as follows:

• Best Red – Dot Stern, Chatsworth

• Best Green – Victor Franco, Pasadena

• Best Specialty/Fruit – Mike Hill, Winnetka

• Best Hot – Victor Franco, Pasadena

• Best Medium – Marie Gutierrez, Ventura

• Best Mild – Gary Ramsey, Willows

• Judge’s Choice – Victor Franco, Pasadena


The 23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, and sponsored by Gold Coast Broadcasting, Bud Light, Mission Foods, Ford, Pepsi, Premier America Credit Union, Ventura County Star, and many other generous community partners.


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