Who doesn't love competing with their own recipe?
"The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort." - Colin Powell
You don't have to be a professional chef to create a delicious pot of chili. Anybody and everybody is encouraged to find their favorite recipe from that dog-eared cookbook page, the notecard scratched with pencil in your junk drawer, or that text from your mom. Even if you don't feel like entering, mark your calendars to come down and try out the chili line-up!
The "What's Cookin' Chili Cookoff is August 13
Mt Si Sports and Fitness will once again be occupying Si View Park during the Festival at Mt Si, filling the air with scents of meats, vegetables and spices.
If you were there last year, then you remember the scene: A tent full of cooks will be competing for a cash prize and trophy with their best chili recipe. Green chili with chicken? Bean and veggie chili? Smoked steak and bacon? Come down to find out.
Signing up is easy. All competitors have to do is visit the Festival at Mt Si website and fill out the registration form!
Competitors must begin prep ON SITE. The kitchen facility at Si View Park will be open for cooks to prepare any meats safely. Once the time limit has been reached and all the creations are stewing, they will face a gauntlet of hungry festival-goers with ballots in hand. At the same time, a panel of local judges will be grading each entry.
The top cash prize for People's Choice is $75. The prize for Judge's Choice is $300.