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Memorial Fall Fest Chili Cook-Off! 

Chili team ready to serve at 11:30, tasting opens, Judges get samples at 12:30. Tasting ends at 1:30. Announce Winners at 2:30.

 

THE RULES

  • Due to space limitations, chili must be cooked prior to start of Fall Fest and brought to event ready to serve and eat. 

  • It should be cooked from the raw basic ingredients such as raw meat and individual spices (no premixed spice packets to just add meat). 

  • There can be only one chili submission per chili team.

  • The team must sign up online at: SIGNUP GENIUS LINK

  • Each chili team needs to provide 2 gallons of chili – 10 oz saved for judging and the remainder to be given in tasting cups to attendees. 

  • The sample submitted for judging will be chosen from the same samples provided to attendees. 5 Judge samples (2 oz. portions) needs to be provided from each chili team. 

  • Chili will be submitted at the place and time designated by the judges - no late submissions will be allowed.

  • There will be 2 honors awarded: 

    • Crowd Winner”People’s Choice Award – the team that gets the most votes from attendee tasting. 

      • Winner will receive recognition on social media, PTO website for a year, publication in school newsletter, and a custom apron. 

    • 1st Place – the team awarded best chili by the 5 judges based on the following criteria:

      • Chili will be judged on a 50 point scale, with 5 categories, each category being worth 10 points each. 

        • Color

        • Aroma

        • Consistency

        • Taste

        • Intensity of flavor

      • Judging will be anonymous to prevent any bias.

      • Winner will receive recognition on social media, PTO website for a year, publication in school newsletter, a custom apron, and their team name added to the new Memorial Chili Cook-Off Trophy! ​

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