It’s Time to Vote – Sandwich Competition


Updated information: TIME TO VOTE!

Check out this Chef Line Up and Vote, Vote, Vote!
Ben Diaz – Rosa Mexicano Los Angeles
Felix Nappoly – Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Kevin Roberts (aka Food Dude) – Paleo Brio Healthy Kitchen Restaurant 
Richie (Richard Hirshen) – Mooney Family Farm LLC 
Steve Kling – StillWater Spirits & Sounds
Whitney Werner – Roast Deli & Market 
Paul Cao – BurntzillaBurnt CrumbsBurnt Crumbs – Irvine
Abraham Arreaga – Working Class Kitchen
Bert Agor – King’s Hawaiian
Peter Avedissian – Bake UM
Max Schlutz – Sessions West Coast Deli – HbSessions West Coast Deli
Steven Agosto – Kelsey’s Bar & Grill @ Pechanga Resort & CasinoPechanga Resort & Casino

Now vote for your pick through July 17th! Visit


Submit your best sandwich by July 10 featuring locally sourced ingredients (could be any or all; cheese, meat, bread, sauce, etc). After a Facebook (and show management) vote (July 12 – 17), the top three will be invited to face-off against one another onsite at the Western Foodservice Hospitality Expo Rapid Fire Challenge, Monday, August 28, 2017. The Chefs will prepare samples for three judges and mini samples for the first 50 guests in the audience. The winner receives $1,000, bragging rights for the Best Sandwich in Southern California and the title of Rapid Fire Challenge Champion and press exposure to over 100 media outlets including the LA Times, Huffington Post, Great Taste Magazine, local television affiliates as well as 10,000 of your industry peers!

Meet the Judges

Best Sandwich Judges

Recipe Submission Due Date: July 10, 2017

Social Media Voting: July 12 – 17, 2017

Western Foodservice Hospitality Expo Rapid Fire Challenge: August 28, 2017

Visit  to submit your entry video.

Western Foodservice Hospitality Expo: August 27 – 29, 2017

Complementary Show Registration –

Print Friendly, PDF & Email