Fiesta Grilldown


About Fiesta Grilldown

Do you and a friend have what it takes to win this year's Fiesta Grilldown competition? We are seeking 10 teams of 2 to compete in the 7th annual #FiestaGrilldown Carne Asada Contest. The competition is free to enter and open to the public. Contestants from all over San Antonio and surrounding areas have grilled and competed for a chance to become #FiestaGrilldown champions!

In the end, only one team will be crowned champions of the 7th annual Fiesta Grilldown Carne Asada Contest. The winning team will receive a special grand prize. May the best asada win!

When & Where

Thursday, April 23, 2020
4—6 p.m.
Palo Alto College 
1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224


Contest Rules

  1. Each team must have two contestants
  2. Each team will be allowed one hour to prepare, grill and create their version of the best carne asada
  3. Teams must prepare a plate for the judges using a presentation plate that will be provided
  4. Only judges will sample the final product. Points will be assessed for presentation, taste, originality, and Fiesta spirit
  5. Alcohol is prohibited
  6. All contestants are invited to bring their own marinade, and seasonings, which they will be allowed to use
  7. Contestants are not allowed to provide food to the general public
  8. Teams will be provided with:
    • One Smokey Joe grill
    • One bag of instant light charcoal
    • 1 lb. of unseasoned fajita meat
    • Two pairs of grilling gloves
    • Grilling kit (2 cutting boards, 2 knives, tongs)
    • Two aprons
    • One mixing bowl
    • One presentation plate
    • One community produce table containing: onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, limes, garlic, avocado




4 p.m.
Contestants check-in

4:30 p.m.
Mandatory meeting with contestants 
to review contest rules and answer questions

5 p.m.
Contest begins

6 p.m.
Contest ends

8 p.m.
Winners announced on main stage

Contact Info

Palo Alto College
Public Relations