Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off

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6th Annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Join us for the Boardwalk's 6th 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!

Last Year's Cook-Off Photo Gallery

Cook-Off Schedule

9:00am - 10:00am: Preparation (no heat)

10:00am - 1:00pm: Cooking

10:00am: Tasting Kits Go On Sale

1:00pm: Public Tasting Begins

4:00pm: Winners Announced at the Beach Amphitheater

Try Some Chili!

Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase tasting kits to sample chili from dozens of competitors.

Tasting Kits are $9 each.

Each kit Includes 5 taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People's Choice ballot.


A portion of the proceeds from Chili tasting kit sales will benefit Walnut Avenue Women's Center.

Enter a Team!

The competition features four categories:

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


Awards will be 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 Cook-Off Team Entry

Rules & Judging Info



Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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The Hippo

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