Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St. S., Whitby

Whitby Legion, 117 Byron St. S., Whitby

Whitby Chili Cookoff, Benefiting 1st Whitby Scouting

Saturday, April 16, 2016  11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Chili Cook-off Official Rules and Regulations

  1. This is a "Cook It and Bring It" competition - i.e., the chili must be prepared at your location and brought to the site to be served from such as a crock-pot or other suitable warming device.
  2. You must comply with local health regulations in the preparation of your chili, contact us for more details.
  3. All cooking is to be served in a sanitary manner. Conditions are subject to inspection by the Chief Judge. In addition, failure to comply is subject to disqualification for that team.
  4. Each team will provide all utensils, and accessories necessary to serve chili. Tasting cups and plastic spoons will be supplied.
  5. Each head chef will be responsible for cooking a minimum of 10 pounds of chili and turning in one (1) cup of chili for judging. Judging cups will be supplied.
  6. The cook-off begins at 11:00 a.m. It is permissible and advisable to set up your table or booth beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  7. Judging starts at 12:00 p.m.
  8. At least one person to be manning your booth at all times.
  9. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant number by the Chief scorekeeper and given a cup with lid. The head judge will have someone pick up your cup for judging at the start of the cook-off
  10. Judges will vote for the 3 chilies they like best based on the following major considerations: i) Colour - Chili should look appetizing, reddish brown is generally accepted as good.; ii) Aroma - Chili should smell good. This also indicates what is in store when you taste it.;  iii) Consistency - Chili must have a good ratio between sauce and meat.;  iv) Taste - Taste, above all else is the most important factor. The taste should consist of the combination of the meat, spices, etc. with no particular ingredient being dominate.;  v) Aftertaste - The aftertaste or bite is the heat created by the various types of spices and or peppers.
  11. The decision of the Chief Judges are final.
  12. The Peoples Choice Award is determined by the public. The public will purchase an entrance ticket and receive a ballot for People's Choice as well as tickets to sample various chilies. It is up to the contestant to try to entice as many of the public as possible to vote for their chili.


NOTE: Please bring an extension cord.