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Austin’s First Salsa and Guacamole Contest

Actian Corporation

August 1, 2019

Actian Culture

I am so thrilled to tell you about all about our first social event which put a little “spice” into everyone’s work week!

We sponsored a best salsa and guacamole contest. We asked everyone to bring in their favorite salsa and guacamole recipe and let their fellow colleagues’ taste and vote for the best one in each category. There were several entries, and everyone got a chance to place their vote anonymously.

We all had multiple “taste testing’s, just to make sure the vote chose was correct. 

We decorated our café area and blew up balloons which came in cactus and avocado shapes; red balloons, mini maracas and a table runner completed the look. 

The winner for best salsa went to Jay Clark and the winner of best guacamole went to Melanie Richards. They each won an Amazon gift card.

Everyone had a good time, sampling and resampling, talking to each other and enjoying the event. Sometimes in life, it’s the little things that bring a smile to someone’s face.

The biggest take away we received from this event; when is our next event? 

Thank you for reading about one of the events that make the Actian Culture phenomenal!

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