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!

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

2023 Chili Cook-Off Results

Best Professional (Con Carne)

  1. Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove
  2. Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge
  3. Midgley’s Public House

Best Amateur (Con Carne)

  1. Dirato’s Grotto
  2. DPD BBQ
  3. Bloody Brilliant Chili

Best Professional Vegetarian Red

  1. Far West Fungi
  2. The Local
  3. Midgley’s Public House

Best Amateur Vegetarian Red

  1. Little Neck Rex
  2. Bloody Brilliant Chili
  3. Oakland Smoking Chili

People’s Choice Professional:

East Side Eatery Death Wish Chili

People’s Choice Amateur:

4 Smoking Men

“Most Tasted” Professional:

Bull Pit Chili

“Most Tasted” Amateur:

Swine, Wine, & Love

Most Original Team (Booth Decor & Theming)

  1. Bloody Brilliant Chili
  2. Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge
  3. Bull Pit 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!

Team Entry Closed

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!

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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