March 26 - H-E-B Leaders Visit Houston for Quest for Texas Best

H-E-B leaders visit Houston to offer guidance on submitting unique products in statewide competition

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 3/10/2015, 2:55 p.m.
H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best is visiting Houston on Thursday, March 26 for the Houston Area Chambers meeting ...
Houston’s-own Nolan Stilwell of Sweet Heat Jam Company from Katy, Texas was mentored and coached on designing packaging and branding, as well as prepare for mass production and placement on H-E-B’s shelves as a result of competing in H-E-B’s 2014 Quest for Texas Best competition.

WHAT: H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best is visiting Houston on Thursday, March 26 for the Houston Area Chambers meeting to share insight with local food and beverage creators interested in participating in the 2015 statewide competition. Potential entrants are invited to meet with H-E-B leaders who will advise on product development and best practices for submitting and entering their creation in the competition. Space is limited to attend the Houston Area Chambers meeting. To register, please visit: https://eventbrite.com/event/15522570426/

H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best offers Texas-based food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their uniquely Texan products and a chance to win a cash prize and coveted placement in select H-E-B stores throughout the state. Entrants may submit their product details online at www.heb.com/quest beginning Wednesday, February 25 through Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The 2014 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best competition yielded more than 600 entries from 128 Texas towns. Last year, Concan’s Nanette Watson of Frio Farms took home the Grand Prize title and $25,000, for her pure, rich and complex gourmet extracts. Houston’s own Chef DeeDee Coleman was also given the opportunity to be mentored and coached through the process of designing packaging and branding, as well as preparing for mass production and placement on H-E-B’s shelves with her DEElicious Red Velvet Waffle Batter.

To learn more about the competition or for a complete listing of cities and dates H-E-B leaders will visit throughout February and March, please visit www.heb.com/quest.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://eventbrite.com/event/15522570426/

WHERE: H-E-B Windfern Training Center

4301 Windfern Lane

Houston, TX 77041

MORE: H-E-B’s Business Development Managers will determine the competition’s top 25 applicants, who will present their products before a panel of judges selected by H-E-B August 12 and 13, 2015. The panel will determine the top four products and H-E-B will award the Grand Prize winner $25,000 and the title of “Texas Best” Primo Pick; the first place winner $20,000; the second place winner $15,000; and the third place winner $10,000. Eligible products must not be available in any other large chain or retailer and the vendors must be willing to sell exclusively to H-E-B. Additionally, Texas-based suppliers must also create, produce or co-pack the products in Texas.

For more information, visit heb.com/quest