5th Annual Chilly Chili Cook-Off 2015 02/14/15 - 02/14/15 CHILLY CHILI COOK-OFF 2015
Brought to you by The Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, February 14th, 2015.
WANT TO ENTER A TEAM?
Each team will prepare 3-5 gallons of chili and serve the public and judges, vying for coveted prizes including �People�s Choice� and �Best Judged Chili�. Prizes will also be awarded for the best decorated booth. There is a $30 entry fee per team(Chamber members exempt) Interested companies, organizations or family teams can register on-line at www.lakealmanorarea.com or call Chamber office at 258-2426. Team should consist of at least two (2) team members but the more the merrier!
� We�ll supply a table and have a limited number of awnings that we can provide (first come, first serve).
� Electrical outlets will be available for those that may need electricity for decorating their booth (lights, music etc). Please DO NOT plan to use the electricity for cooking/heating your chili�.we�ll blow a fuse. Please plan to bring your own source of heat �.camp stove, propane burne, grill etc.
� In addition we�ll provide taster kits (small cups, forks or spoons and napkins) and trash bags.
� The Chamber bar cart will be there offering drinks (alcoholic and non) for purchase. And we�ll have a good ole fashion fire pit for warming up (and maybe smores for little ones).
WHAT TO BRING
� 3- 5 gallons of your best chili.
� A heat source for cooking/heating your chili (some pre-cook it and others do the prep work at home and throw it together there; either way please know that it will need to be simmering for about 4 hours . . . . . teams typically start arriving 1-2 hrs early so that you can be ready to serve at 1 PM.
� Hand sanitizer�.especially helpful if you have some finger foods (i.e. crackers, chips etc.); need we say, no running water outside where we�ll be cooking.
� Water for drinking (for the team).
� Dish towels or paper towels.
� Stuff to clean-up and transport your dirty dishes/utensils home.
WANT TO TASTE THE CHILI?
Tasting kits with a ballot card will be available to the general public at the even for $8.00 each. This allows you to taste all the teams� chilis and submit a vote for your favorite. Look for pre-ticket sales for taster kits to begin later in the year.
Judges� Choice Award � panel of Chamber of Commerce members will judge all chili�s in blind tasting and rate them on aroma, consistency, color, taste; and Best Overall Chili will be selected.
Peoples� Choice Award � all teams will be dispensing their chili to the public who pay $8 for a ballot card that allows them to sample the chili from each team and vote for their favorite. The team receiving the most votes wins the People�s Choice Award!
Chili Showmanship Award � this award goes to the team with best decorated booth, costumes, presentation and/or entertainment.
CAN�T ENTER A TEAM BUT WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THE EVENT?
We will happily accept any merchandise or gift certificate donations to be used as prizes for our �Chili Champions�. Your business name will be included in the promotion and advertising � for more information on sponsorship call Chamber office at 530-258-2426.