Have You Heard of The Red Cup Showdown?
~ You Can Create A Coffee Drink and Win $10,000~
I had the privilege of interviewing Jeff Mauro, season seven winner of the show Food Network Star, who will be hosting The Red Cup Showdown. He is a wonderful chef and hilarious person (former comedian), which makes his Food Network show, Sandwich King, such an entertaining program to watch. I was honored to be able to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience, consisting of speaking to him directly and asking him about this fabulous event. His definitely lived up to my expectations of how he would be; funny, warm, and friendly. I appreciate him taking his time to speak with me!
Mauro will be traveling from Sacramento, CA, across the country, and all the way to New York City with Seattle’s Best Coffee for their Red Cup Showdown Contest. State Fairs showcase some of the most creative and intriguing food dishes, so what better place to have people create a new coffee recipe than the State Fairs? Mauro will be traveling to each as the host and judge of this amazing contest. Below you can find the schedule of the State Fairs:
California State Fair, Sacramento
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Exhibit and Free Iced Coffee: Friday, July 13-Sunday, July 15
- Red Cup Showdown with host Jeff Mauro: Saturday, July 14
Ohio State Fair, Columbus
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Exhibit and Free Iced Coffee: Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29
- Red Cup Showdown with host Jeff Mauro: Friday, July 27
Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Exhibit and Free Iced Coffee: Friday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 5
- Red Cup Showdown with host Jeff Mauro: Sunday, Aug. 5
Illinois State Fair, Springfield
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Exhibit and Free Iced Coffee: Thursday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Aug. 11
- Red Cup Showdown with host Jeff Mauro: Friday, Aug. 10
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Exhibit and Free Iced Coffee: Monday, Aug. 13-Wed., Aug. 15
- Red Cup Showdown with host Jeff Mauro: Wednesday, August 15
Can’t make one of those fairs, but you have a fabulous and creative idea for a coffee drink? No problem! You can enter through Facebook and win the chance to compete in New York for a $10,000 prize! You can submit your coffee recipe anytime from now until July 27th at midnight! The winner will not only receive the monetary prize, but they will also have their drink featured in Seattle’s Best Coffee Cafes. The contest is open to people 18 and older and who reside in the US or Canada. Six finalists (one from each fair and the FB winner) will win a trip to New York to compete for the Grand Prize on August 23rd. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
As I stated above, I had the awesome opportunity to interview Mauro as he was on the set of his show Sandwich King. Mauro is a chef, former comedian, and first and foremost a father to his son Lorenzo. You can see the interview below! It was so much fun, and we found out we actually had something in common! Check it out and see!
To learn more about comedian-turned-chef Jeff Mauro and his rise to fame, check him out on The Food Network, his Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter. He can definitely teach you how “You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a delicious meal” – Jeff Mauro (his famous line).
Also, to find out more information about the Seattle’s Best, The Red Cup Showdown Contest, please check out their site, Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter.
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