Chili Cook Off Rules

Cooking rules:
Single entry or teams welcome, team max, 5 people. Max. size booth is 10’ wide x 10’ deep. Set up location will be on a first come basis. Contestants must furnish own ingredients, equipment, utensils and fuel. Power will not be supplied; contestants are encouraged to bring propane cook tops. All contestants are responsible for the maintenance of its proper temperature for serving. The American Legion will provide spoons and cups for serving to the general public and of course napkins.
People’s choice:
There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies, given. The winners will be determined by the number of tickets they receive from the people. Our 1st place winner will also have a spot on our annual “Chili Cook Off” plaque that will be displayed in our Canteen. All winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing.
The entry fee will be $5.00 per chili entered. Contestants may enter more than 1 batch of chili.
Use your favorite recipe, with or without meat, with or without beans. Meat may be beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey (no wild meats). Veggie (meatless chili) is okay. Beans are encouraged but not mandatory. Ingredients may be cut, shredded or ground to any size. Please have a list of the meats used for allergy purposes. If peanuts or peanut oil is used, please display a warning sign. You may NOT use can, store bought chili or mixes. Pre-cooked beans are okay. All ingredients must be pre-cooked & treated prior to the event, chili is to be brought “ready to eat”. You must bring your own condiments.
Chili rules:
Each contestant or team will be given a receptacle to hold the people’s tickets. The people will have one ticket and will place it in the receptacle of the contestant whose chili they like the best. At the end of the judging, the contestant with the most tickets wins. The tickets are $5 apiece and will allow the person to taste as many chili’s as they want and receive one bowl of their favorite. The more people you bring or know the better chance you have of winning.
Chili Cook off schedule:
Set-up: 10:00am- bring your chili and set up your booth. You may decorate your booth however you would like! Feel free to promote your business at your booth!