WHO LIKES CHILI?
So whether you're rarin' to showcase your own recipe or just want to eat some of the best chili New Jersey has to offer, join us for the 2019 Maplewood Chili Cookoff. We'll have music, a bar, and 30 creative chili entries from the best amateur and professional chefs in the region. And yep – you can bring the kids.
make a Chili
Think you make a mean chili? This is your chance to find out how your best meat or vegetarian pot of red stacks up against the competition, as judged by a jury of your peers. And it's not just for pride - top prize is a $500 cash! (New in 2019: A kid’s category! )
Come to judge
At most chili cookoffs, there's a panel of judges who tell you what the best chili is. In Maplewood, you're the judge. So even if you aren't making a chili, an $18 tasting pass will be your ticket to vote for your favorite chilis and help crown a champion.
All new this year! We’ll have a square dance caller in the parlor from 3-5pm. Get ready to swing your partner!
The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide healthy, nutritious food to local families who need it most. 100% of proceeds benefit The Interfaith Food Pantry of The Oranges.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 - 4:30 – Open tasting and voting
4:30 – Voting closes
5:00 – Awards ceremony with Mayor Vic DeLuca