Winners from the 2013 Chili Cookoff:
1st place was Sysco ZZ Toppers
2nd place was Lipman produce Vintage Ripe Cookers
3rd was The Hill Team
Crowd Favorite Watts Bar Dam That’s Hot Chili Jack
Most Funds raised for Second Harvest Food Bank Rusty Wallace Honda
Best Booth and Team presentation Lipman Produce
Get your taste buds on ! Second Harvest Food Bank, Bush Brothers & Company and Kroger will partner for the eighth Annual East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, November 3rd at World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from noon until 6 p.m. “Every dollar spent at the East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off goes directly to help Second Harvest feed the hungry in our community,” said Elaine Streno, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. “People don’t realize how many of our neighbors are going hungry. By eating delicious chili, folks will actually be helping feed East Tennesseans in need.” Over 30 amateur cooking teams will whip up their tastiest recipes to compete for the best chili in town.
Each team will produce 25 gallons of their homemade chili. The $12 admission fee includes a “Tasting Pass” to sample each chili and vote for a favorite. The Bailey Farms Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest will return, allowing hot-chili lovers the opportunity to compete for bragging rights.
The cook-off isn’t just for the culinary connoisseur; it’s a true family affair. Kids can play on the inflatable playground at the Kids Fun Zone compliments of All Occasions Party Rentals. The Chili Corn Hole Tournament will be back again this year. Adults can visit the Chili Beer Garden, where beers from around the world will be offered. Live music by RMS and Diva and the Funkateers will have everyone dancing.
Additional sponsors include Pepsi, Kroger, Sams Club, WBIR-TV, B97.5 , Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, Cherokee Distributing, Knox County Recycling, , Bailey Farms, and Lipman Produce.
Click here to Buy tickets, remember they are $10 online. Please select Chili Cookoff where it asks to use funds.