Cook-off rules


1. Teams must file an Entry Form with a $10 check to “CBBC Chili Cook-off” to reserve a spot. Registration is $15 after Friday, Oct 12th, 2018. (up to 20 Teams – Max.) Entry Fee will only be refunded if the event is cancelled.
2. The cook-off site will open at 12:00 p.m. October 20, 2018 for set up. A mandatory team meeting with cook-off officials will be held at 12:30 p.m. to review rules. The competition chili cook-off begins at 1 p.m. Teams will begin serving chili to judges at 12:45 p.m., so don’t be late.
3. Teams will be assigned a 4’ x 3’ serving area (1/2 table) with electricity.
4. All teams must consist of at least two people.
5. Each team is responsible for all cooking / serving utensils / extension cords, setup and cleanup.
6. Each team will be assigned a team number by the Chief Scorekeeper and given a styrofoam cup with lid for their chili. An official of the cook-off will deliver the chili entries to the judges for a blind taste test.
7. Each team will donate it’s chili to the CBBC Chili Cook-off for consumption that day. Each team is expected to dispense their chili to the public starting at 1 p.m. Bowls, spoons and tickets will be provided by A CBBC Chili Cook-off Event Staff member.
8. Judges will announce the Chili Cook-off winner around 2:30p.m. The winning team will be presented with a bragging-rights trophy and $50. The decision of the judges is final.
9. Teams are encouraged, urged and otherwise motivated to decorate their area and them-selves. The best decorated area/costumed team will win a Certificate and $25.
10. The public will select the People’s Choice Award. The public will each be given a ticket to give to their favorite chili and/or team. The team with the most tickets wins. It’s up to you to entice them to try your chili and cast their vote for you. The more chili you have, the more votes you can get – but a minimum of two (2) gallons is recommended. People’s Choice Award winner will also receive a nice trophy and $25.

1st Place – Trophy and $50 • Best Decorated – Certificate and $25 • People’s Choice – Trophy and $25