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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Join us for the Boardwalk's 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off! Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili!

Cook-Off Schedule

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Chef's Prep (no heat)
  • 10:00am-1:00pm: Chili Cook Time
  • 10:00am: Tasting Kits go on sale
  • 1:00pm: Public tasting begins
  • 4:00pm: Winners announced at the Beach Amphitheater
Chili Pot

Try Some Chili!

Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase Tasting Kits to sample chili from dozens of competitors. Tasting Kits are $10 each and include six (6) taste tickets, spoon, cup and a People's Choice ballot.

A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit Marine Mammal Center.

Enter a Team!

The competition features four categories:

  • Amateur Red
  • Amateur Vegetarian Red
  • Professional Red
  • Professional Vegetarian Red

Awards given for Best Chili in each category, plus People's Choice, Most Tasted, and Most Original Booth.

Awards include plaques, cash prizes, and bragging rights!

Chili Team Information

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Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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