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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

  • 9am-10am: Chef's Prep (no heat)
  • 10am-1pm: Chili Cook Time
  • 10am: Tasting Kits go on sale
  • 1pm: Public tasting begins
  • 4pm: Winners announced at the Neptune's Stage (near Pirate Ship)
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. 

Portion of Proceeds

A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit
Leo's Haven - Santa Cruz County's first inclusive playground.

Leos Haven

Competition Info

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!

Team Rules & Info

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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BOBFM
The Hippo
KPIG
KCDU
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