Whitney Southwick interviews law enforcement officers competing in this year's Guacamole Bowl.
Like avocados? Then you’re going to love the guacamole bowl.
San Diegans are welcome to attend the 10th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge Guacamole Bowl on Saturday, where dozens of teams will compete for the best guac recipe.
The best part? Attendees can sample as much guacamole as they want for only $5.
Upon arrival, guests are given a bag of tortilla chips and asked to taste as many recipes as possible. With 30 teams competing, you won’t run out of guac to taste.
After ample sampling, people vote for their favorite recipes. The top three teams in each division advance to the final round, where they are judged by a panel of local celebrities, law enforcement and community members. The winner is awarded the "guacamole cup" which is coveted by avocado aficionados across the land.
More than 2,000 avocados donated by Calavo Growers, Inc. will be used for the guacamole creations on Saturday. Hundreds of tomatoes, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos will also be provided by Jordanos for the teams.
But that’s not all! Live entertainment will be provided by the Chula Vista High School mariachi band – because you can’t eat good guacamole without the sound of trumpets in the distance.
The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tastings runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA), a community based sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities in San Diego. The Guacamole Bowl is co-sponsored by San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services.
Think you have the best recipe in San Diego, nay, the world? Then register online before the weekend. And may the best guac win.