Community cooks invited to put their chili to the test at annual United Way Chilly Cook-Off
Think your chili is the best in town? Put your recipe to the test!
The United Way Chilly Cook-Off is recruiting chefs – from novice and seasoned home cooks to professional chefs – to put their favorite recipe to the test and share their chili with the community. Showcase your skills while competing to make the best chili in town at the Chilly Cook-Off! Chef space is limited. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 or when all the chef spaces are filled.
The United Way Chilly Cook-Off, a Freezefest event benefiting United Way of Monroe County, will be held Saturday, January 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Mill (located at 642 N Madison St, across from Upland Brewing).
All varieties of chili are welcome. A panel of judges will determine best overall, best vegetarian, most creative, and best professional. Up to 24 varieties of chili made by community cooks will be available to sample, including vegetarian options.
Attendees are invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice award.
Registration is free for contestant chefs and is limited to 24 entrants, so register today! Visit www.monroeunitedway.org/CookOff for registration forms, guidelines, and other information.
Are you more of a chili lover than a chili cook? Plan to join the festivities at The Mill in between your Freezefest activities to sample the best chili recipes in town and a scooped ice cream dessert generously provided by Chocolate Moose (vegan option available). Tickets will be available for the time slots of 11am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 2pm and are only $10 ($5 for ages 3-12, kids 2 and under are free) with all proceeds going to United Way.
Think you can handle the hottest bowl of chili? You can enter the “Some Like it Hot” Chili Eating Contest at 12:30 p.m. during the Cook-Off.
For the health and safety of attendees, all guests and chefs will be required to wear a face mask over nose and mouth except when actively eating or drinking. Ticket sales will be limited to allow for social distancing and sold in two timeframes.
Freezefest is a community winter celebration put together by the Cook Group, Hanapin Marketing, Visit Bloomington and other community organizations taking place January 17-22, 2022 featuring world-class ice carvers and a full lineup of winter activities. Visit www.freezefest.com for more information and a full schedule and map of festival activities.
For information about the cook-off, registration, tickets, or becoming a sponsor, visit www.monroeunitedway.org/cookoff or contact Sherrie Shuler, Resource Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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