2016winners

Category: Best Fajitas

1st Place – Reliable Automotive
Head Cook: Shane Phillips – Buda, Texas
Payout $1,000 and Trophy

2nd Place – Texan Grillerz 2
Head Cook: Roy Fuentes, Jr. – Weslaco, Texas
Payout: $750 and Trophy

3rd Place – Texan Grillerz
Head Cook: Roy Fuentes, Sr. – Weslaco, Texas
Payout $500 and Trophy

4th Place – World’s Foremost Grillers – Cabela’s
Head Cook: Jim Zuniga – Buda, Texas
Payout: $250 and Medal

5th Place – Casanova
Head Cook: Mauro Pena – McAllen, Texas
Payout: $100 and Medal

Category: Jackpots

Margaritas

1st Place – Los Cochinos
Head Cook: Jose Silva – McAllen, Texas
Payout: $100 and Medal

Salsa

1st Place – Skirt Chasers
Head Cook: Jack Harrison – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Pan De Campo

1st Place – Rub Me Tender
Head Cook: Kevin Gomez – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Charro Beans

1st Place – Rub Me Tender
Head Cook: Kevin Gomez – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Carne Guisada

1st Place – Done Right Sauces
Head Cook: Blake Leinneweber – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Category: Other Contests

Showmanship

1st Place – Skirt Chasers
Head Cook: Jack Harrison – Buda, Texas
Trophy

Jalapeno Eating Contest

Russell Coe – Arlington, Texas
Payout: Trophy

People’s Choice Award

Fajitas – World’s Foremost Grillers – Cabela’s
Head Cook: Jim Zuniga – Buda, Texas
Medal

Salsa – TIE – Longoria’s BBQ, World’s Foremost Grillers & Double Barrell
Head Cook: Tres Longoria – Hutto, Texas
Head Cook: Jim Zuniga – Buda, Texas
Head Cook: Ray Salazar – Austin, Texas
Medal

Charro Beans – The Pale Kings
Head Cook: Jeff Castleberry – Buda, Texas
Medal

Pan de Campo – Skirt Chasers
Head Cook: Jack Harrison – Buda, Texas
Medal

Carne Guisada – TIE – Done Right Sauces & Top Fuel Barbecue
Head Cook: Blake Leinneweber – Buda, Texas
Head Cook: Danny Anderson – Buda, Texas
Medal

Grito de Mariachi
Emily Gonzalez – Kyle, Texas
T-shirt & Medal

2016 Fajita Fiesta Committee

Carlos Porteny
Keller Williams Realty
Committee Chair

Britney Dodgen
Texas Farm Bureau
Committee Co-Chair

Heather Martaindale
Keller William Realty
Committee Co-Chair

Pauline Anton
TAMACC

Lysa Gonzalez
City of Buda, Tourism

Lisa Lefco-Gray
Independent Sales Consultant

Shirley Malone
Edward Jones

Adam Merril

Penny Moulder
Century 21, Randall Morris & Associates

Louis Nesby
Louis Nesby A/C & Heating

Patrick Nesby
High-Caliber Home Services

Deborah Pacheco
RBFCU

J.R. Gonzales
BACC Executive Director

Denise Hernandez
BACC Operations Administrator

Brianna Moreno
BACC Membership Services

2015winners

Category: Best Fajitas

1st Place – Texas Grillers 2
Head Cook: Roy Fuentes, Jr. – Weslaco, Texas
Payout $1,000 and Trophy

2nd Place – Texas Grillers
Head Cook: Roy Fuentes, Sr. – Weslaco, Texas
Payout: $750 and Trophy

3rd Place – US Foods – Loco Gringo
Head Cook: Alan Widmer – Buda, Texas
Payout $500 and Trophy

4th Place – Skirt Chasers
Head Cook: Jack Harrison – Buda, Texas
Payout: $250 and Medal

5th Place – RQ Smoke Masters
Head Cook: Scott Grumbles – Austin, Texas
Payout: $100 and Medal

Category: Jackpots

Margaritas

1st Place – US Foods – Sales
Head Cook: Logan Hamm – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Medal

Salsa

1st Place – Done Right Sauces
Head Cook: Blake Leinnewebber – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Pan De Campo

1st Place – Rub Me Tender
Head Cook: Kevin Gomez – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Charro Beans

1st Place – US Foods – 3 Brothers
Head Cook: Aldo Vargas – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Carne Guisada

1st Place – US Foods – Top Fuel BBQ
Head Cook: Todd Pearson – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100 and Trophy

Category: Other Contests

Showmanship

1st Place – Carnitas Del Aguion (CDA)
Head Cook: Johnny Johnston, Jr. – Kyle, Texas
Trophy

2nd Place – Smokin’ Across Texas
Head Cook: Frankie Falcon, Jr. – Buda, Texas
Trophy

Jalapeno Eating Contest

Joseph Baird – Kyle, Texas
Payout: Trophy

People’s Choice Award

Fajitas – RQ Smoke Masters
Head Cook: Scott Grumbles – Austin, Texas
Medal

Salsa – RQ Smoke Masters
Head Cook: Scott Grumbles – Austin, Texas
Medal

Charro Beans – CTK Cookers
Head Cook: Luis Robledo – Buda, Texas
Medal

Pan de Campo – The Outlaws
Head Cook: Rene “T.J.” Tijerina – McAllen, Texas
Medal

Carne Guisada – RQ Smoke Masters
Head Cook: Scott Grumbles – Austin, Texas
Medal

Grito de Mariachi
Ron Hare –
Austin, Texas
T-shirt & Medal

2015 Fajita Fiesta Committee

Lisa Lefco Gray
Ellis & Salazar Body Shop
Committee Co – Chair

Tyler Zientara
Texas State University
Committee Co-Chair

Jeremy de Alcala
Chick-fil-A at I-35/Ben White

Lysa Gonzalez
City of Buda, Director of Tourism

Carlos Porteny
Century 21 Randal Morris & Associate
Texas Home Team

J.R. Gonzales
BACC Managing Director

Monica Martinez
BACC Operations Administrator

winners

Category: Best Fajitas


1st Place – Team Martinez
Head Cook, Juan Martinez – Buda, Texas
Payout: $1,000.00 and Trophy

2nd Place- US Foods
Head Cook, Todd Pearson – Buda, Texas
Payout: $750.00 and Trophy

3rd – Team Bryant
Head Cook, Pete Bryant – Midland, Texas
Payout: $500.00 and Trophy

4th Place – Team RQ BBQ
Head Cook, Matt Ronshausen – Austin, Texas
Payout: $250.00 and Trophy

5th Place – Amigos Brew Ncue
Head Cook, Tres Longoria – Pflugerville, Texas

Category: Jackpot


1st Place Salsa – Team Bryant
Head Cook, Pete Bryant – Midland
Payout: $100.00 and Trophy

1st Place Pan de Campo – Kwik Kars
Head Cook: Reed Shoemaker – Buda, Texas
Payout: $100.00 and Trophy

1st Place Charro Beans – RQ BBQ
Head Cook, Matt Ronshausen – Austin, Texas
Pay Out: $100.00 and Trophy

Category: Other Contests


1st Place Showmanship – US FOODS
Head Cook, Todd Pearson – Buda, Texas
Payout: Trophy

2nd Place Showmanship – Skirt Chasers
Head Cook: Jack Harrison – Buda, Texas
Payout: Trophy

1st Place Jalapeno Eating Contest
Winner: Carlo Goris – Kyle, Texas
Payout: Trophy & Tall Glass of Milk

The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge and thank the
volunteers who served and worked on the Fajita Fiesta Cook-Off Committee. This inaugural Chamber of Commerce event was a successful one. Plans for Fajita Fiesta 2015 are well underway.

2014 Fajita Fiesta Committee

Sylvia Gallo
N&S Domestics
Committee Chair

Lysa Gonzalez
City of Buda Director of Tourism

Lisa Lefco-Gray
Ellis and Salazar Body Shop

Anita Lafferty
AMM Collision Center

Linda Thornburg
Thornburg Insurance Services

Dwight Stewart
Kyle/Buda VFW Post 12058

Chamber of Commerce Staff

J.R. Gonzales
BACC Managing Director

Monica Martinez
BACC Operations Administrator

Tyler Zientara
BACC Intern