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Sunday, February 26th, 2-6pm @ The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ.




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 2017 Maplewood Chili Cookoff. We'll have music, a bar, a madcap eating contest, and up to 40 creative chili entries from the best amateur and professional chefs in the region. And yep – you can bring the kids.

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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 - there are prizes!  

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, a $10 tasting pass will be your ticket to vote for your favorite chilis and help crown a champion.

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A fundraiser 

The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is partnering with Rent Party to bring quality food to the SOMA residents who need it most. Proceeds will benefit our local food pantries as well as other Rent Party efforts to provide meals to families right here in our community. 


Sunday, February 26, 2017

2:00 - 4:30 – Open tasting and voting

4:30 – Voting closes

4:45 - 5:15 – Chili eating contest presented by Studio B!

5:30 – Awards ceremony with Mayor Vic DeLuca