GREAT BOWLS OF FIRE CHILI TASTE FEST REGISTRATION
Think you have what it takes to cook an award-winning chili? Step up and join up to 25 teams who will battle over 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes! Judges will judge over color, flavor and texture.
The deadline for contest entry is October 1st. 2023, unless full before.
Contestants must pre-register; no walk-ups will be accepted for contest judgment.
CHILI TASTING BY ATTENDEES 11 AM – 2PM
BLIND JUDGING BY CULINARY PROFESSIONALS 12 PM
1ST, ($700 PLUS TROPHY) 2ND, ($400 PLUS TROPHY) 3RD, ($250 PLUS TROPHY)
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT 3 PM ($1000 PLUS TROPHY)
CHILI COOKING TEAMS – LIMITED TO 25 TEAMS. TEAMS MUST PREPARE 6 GALLONS OF CHILI FOR JUDGING AND SAMPLING. AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE PER TEAM.
YOU CAN NOT SELL YOUR CHILI. PLEASE EMAIL QUESTIONS TO: CHRISTIE@APEXSHOWSANDEVENTS.COM
Contestants must sign in at the registration upon arrival. Teams arrive at 7:00 AM. Must supply own tent, table, heating elements (propane tank with pot to cook chili, and ladles.) and fire extinguisher. Chili can be prepped beforehand but no premade chili allowed to be brought in and will be checked on arrival.
Chili tasting for attendees: 11 AM - 2 PM.
Blind judging by Culinary Professionals 12 PM
People’s Choice will be announced at 3 PM.
Apex Shows and Events will provide tasting cups, spoons, crackers, and napkins to each team.
All ingredients are OK to use, no restrictions. If you are using ingredients people may be allergic to, please make a sign to be posted at your booth.
Specialty condiments/toppings are NOT allowed for judging. Ex: No corn bread, sour cream, etc…
Each team will be need to prepare the chili cup serving for judging. Runners will receive the cup and serve it to the judges.
Judge’s backs will face the serving stations to keep chefs anonymous. No signage, handouts, recipe cards are to be displayed or provided to any of the judges.
Contestants are responsible for the clean-up of their station.
Judging is over at 3 but the event ends at 5 so nobody is allowed to leave before 5 and break down as we will be having live music, and vendors there till 5.