MaxFund's Chili Cook-off is Back!
Registration has closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door! Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under to be tasters/judges. Come out and join in the fun in support of MaxFund!
Plan to join us at Fado Irish Pub for a great time with family and friends. Sample chilis, and judge for yourself which favorites should win the prizes.
Many of you recognize this event as typically taking place at the Celtic Tavern. Given they closed their doors, new this year is our relocation of the chili cook-off to Fado Irish Pub, located in Denver's lower downtown (Lodo) at 1735 19th St, 80202. We're excited to have Fado host our ever-growing annual chili cook-off!
It's easy to become a Chili Taster/Judge of the chilis. Get your tickets today, and plan to come out and sample chilis made by fellow Colorado chili enthusiasts! Chili taster/judges 12 and under have a reduced ticket price. Also, you save $5 per person by purchasing tickets here, in advance.
Don't forget to enter to win the door prize drawings, and the MaxFund Adoption Van will be there with lots of available animals to meet!
Chili Tasting/Judging from 1 to 3:30pm
Chili Winners Announced at 4:pm
Got Cooking Skills?
Show off your talent as a Chili Chef, offering Red, Green, White, or Vegetarian Chili. Click Here to register under which chili you'd like to bring.
Are you a local restaurant and/or chef wanting to enter the cook-off? Register as a Celebrity Chef, and you could win prizes in that category!
Do you specialize in more than one chili? Bring them all! ($30 per entry).
Here are some things to keep in mind as a Chili Cook-off Chef. PLEASE READ:
All chili registrants should plan to bring a minimum of two gallons (8 quarts) of each chili entered. The more you bring, the more people can try it. The more people that can try it, the greater chance of you winning prizes! Also, consider bringing "extras" to your chili station. Would your chili be even better with fresh onions, cheese, or hot sauce?
3 oz tasting bowls and spoons will be provided at each tasting station. Chili can arrive in crock pots, however electricity is not available, and chili must be poured into a large chafing dish. Click Here for a link to a large chafing dish kit available on Amazon. Please purchase a large disposable chafing dish kit for use at this event, or we will happily provide you with the kit for $10.00 on the day of the event, when you arrive at Fado Irish Pub. Note that the Amazon kit comes with serving spoons. Ours do not, so bring your own serving spoons or ladles if you plan to purchase a chafing dish at the event.
CHEFS CAN ARRIVE FOR SETUP ANYTIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 12PM
For more information on this event, please contact Kathy Gaines, Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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