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Do you have a killer chili recipe that is sure to knock everyone's socks off?


2019 Celebrity Judges will be blind tasting behind closed doors on the following criteria

  1. Aroma – Chili should smell appetizing
  2. Consistency – Chili should be a smooth combination of meat and gravy
  3. Red Color – Chili should look appetizing
  4. Taste – Chili should taste good
  5. Aftertaste – Chili should leave a pleasant taste after swallowing

Open to the public and FREE!


11:30 – 1:00 p.m. 


Stop by during your lunch hour and taste chili, while enjoying live music by The Generations.

Celebrity judges will determine who wins THE BEST chili (to be announced during event).


Past Chili Champions

  • 2018 Winner: 1901 Group
  • 2018 Runner up: Hurt & Proffitt

Competitors bringing the heat



Rules and information

  • The name of your chili and a list of ingredients must be posted with your chili as well as its hotness (i.e. mild, medium, hot, super-hot). Each participant shall bring his or her prepared "home style" chili in a slow cooker or other electric vessel for easier serving. Preparations to serve 200 3 oz. servings in suggested. Additional chili toppings may be provided by the participant and must be provided in containers with tongs or other appropriate utensils.
  • Competitors shall be responsible for the set-up, staffing and take-down of décor and event space.
  • Competitors must be fully staffed and open for event patrons during the entirety of the event's operating hours, regardless of weather or attendance, unless the event is suspended or cancelled by the VTCRC, in its sole discretion.
  • The VTCRC is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged goods, injuries to persons, and does not provide any guarantee or insurance against the risk of loss, damage or injury to person or property.

Competitors will be provided by the VTCRC

  • 10' x 10' preparation area 
  • 8' Table 
  • 10x10 Tent 
  • Access to 110V electricity 
  • Hot tasting portion cups - spoons - napkins
  • Please note competitors shall be prepared to present as much as 16 oz. to the celebrity judges at 11:15 a.m. 


Public Tasting |  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We hope to see roughly 200 guests.

Schedule of events 


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • VTCRC Staff will set up venue

9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Competitors arrive, set up station or decorate booth

  • The name of your chili and a list of ingredients must be posted with your chili. Each participant shall bring his or her prepared "home style" chili in a slow cooker or other electric vessel for easier serving. Preparations to serve a container of 16 ounces of chili provided to celebrity judges as well as 200 guests tasting samples (3 oz.) is suggested. Additional chili toppings may be provided by the participant and must be provided in containers with tongs or other appropriate utensils. Each team is responsible for all cooking utensils, chairs, cooking ingredients, plastic gloves, set up and clean up. Competitors are encouraged, urged and motivated to decorate their booth and themselves

11:15 – 11:25 a.m. Presentation to the judges in Vision behind closed doors


11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Tenant chili tasting, Bottled water, Live music too

  • Competitors beware serving to the public prior to 11:30 a.m. or you may run out. 

1:00 p.m. Event Close

  • Entertainment Stops
  • Competitors take down

Sponsors and Partners

Event Sponsor

Decorations sponsor

Organizer

Event Host

Agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Wednesday, October 2, 2019


9

00AM

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11

15AM

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Wednesday, October 2, 2019


11

30AM

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1

00PM

FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL VTCRC TENANTS

Be prepared to serve roughly 200 guests. 2018 attendance was 180-ish and we anticipate growth in 2019.

Judges

Celebrity Judges

  • BG

    Brian Grove

    Associate Director of Dining Services at Virginia Tech’s award-winning Dining Services

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  • SM

    Susan Mattingly

    Town of Blacksburg

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  • DP

    Dell Peters

    Chef de Cuisine at Virginia Tech’s award-winning Dining Services

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  • BS

    Brady Stevens

    Executive Chef at The Black Hen & Blue Bar

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Live Entertainment

Fun local cover band

  • The Generations

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