The Chili Cook-off judging will be overseen by Van Reese. Van is a chili cook-off veteran who recently moved back to Central Texas. His Six Gun Chili Mixin's has won numerous awards.
There are no strict rules about what can or cannot be in your chili (including beans). Judging will be based on: color (brick red), authentic Texas flavor, and thickness (body). We will have local celebrity judges and a People’s Choice option for all participants.
Entry Information:* Up to 12 Teams with 4 to 6 participants per team* Entry Fee: $150 per team* Teams must arrive by 10:30am to set up and start cooking* Samples to be available by 1:00 pm (if you need more time arrive sooner)* Judging/Prizes announced at 3 pm
Prize Categories include: Judges Choice (1st, 2nd, & 3rd), Peoples Choice, Best Showmanship
• Bring your own Coleman Stove (or similar) and cooking utensils• Tables for cooking, bowls, spoons, and napkins for sampling provided• Contestants must provide a minimum of 2 gallons of chili for sampling plus a one quart bowl for judging