Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Saturday, October 28, 2023

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 Colonnade Stage (front of Pirate Ship)
Pot of Chili

Try Some Chili!

Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase a Tasting Kit to sample chili from dozens of competitors. Tasting Kits are $12 each and include six (6) taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People’s Choice ballot. Purchase your tasting kit(s) onsite at any ticket booth.

Portion of Proceeds

A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit Shared Adventures. Shared Adventures goal is to offer opportunities for social and recreational interaction for disabled people, and thereby encourage self-confidence, leadership skills, outdoor skills, and improved quality of life.

Shared Adventures

Enter a Team!

The competition features four categories:

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

Awards are given for Best Chili in each category, plus People’s Choice, Most Tasted, and Best Theme.

Awards include plaques, cash prizes, and bragging rights!

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2023

Enter A Team Team Rules & Info

Click here for a list of teams registered as of today. Please let us know if your team is listed incorrectly or if you see any discrepancies by emailing [email protected].

Team Entry Closed

Team Rules & Info

Team Registration Coming Soon!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated! We hope to see you all again next year!

2022 Chili Cook-Off Results

Best Professional Red

  1. East Side Eatery – Death Wish Chili, Derek Rupp
  2. Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge, Gus Trejo
  3. Old Greenwood BBQ, Ryan Pang

Best Amateur Red

  1. DPD BBQ, David Brearley
  2. Swine, Wine and Love, Elizabeth Higgins
  3. 4 Smoking Men, Wayne Locke

Best Professional Vegetarian Red

  1. Café Guaraní, Liliana Rodas
  2. Midgley’s Public House, Michael Jon Midgley Jr.
  3. Coasties Rescue Red Chili, Kendra Garza

Best Amateur Vegetarian Red

  1. Oink and Moo, Doug Ludlow
  2. Pottsfield Chili, Rachel Watts
  3. Rugged Coast, Andrew Carroll

People’s Choice Professional:

East Side Eatery – Death Wish Chili, Derek Rupp

People’s Choice Amateur:

 Dirato’s Grotto, Mark Dirato

“Most Tasted” Professional:

East Side Eatery – Death Wish Chili, Derek Rupp

“Most Tasted” Amateur:

Dirato’s Grotto, Mark Dirato

Most Original Team (Booth Decor & Theming)

  1. Best Bloody Chili, Ryan Compton
  2. 2 Chicks Chilie, Kelli Dicicco Siefke
  3. Bean-ee Babiez, Ray Guzman

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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