-Awarded 2nd Place in the 2014 Empty Bowl Fundraiser and Competition in Florence, AL.
Over 65 restaurants and competitor's participated in this annual event. 1st Sgt Salsa teamed up with The Grilling Room only to be narrowly beaten out by a local restaurant during the event. This is an annual event put on by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary with a percentage of all its proceeds going to the Salvation Army. Here is a link to the local article.
- Awarded 2nd place , Casual Entree category in the 2014 "Taste of Huntsville" competition in Huntsville, AL.
With over 30 participating restaurants prepared dishes to be judged in several different catagories to include Booth Decor, Appetizers, Upscale Entree's, Casual Entree's, Side items & Desserts.
In 2014 the beneficiary non-profit organizations of the event were "Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate" (CAJA) of Madison County, and Family Services Center. Here is a link to the article.