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First Annual Chili Cookoff



If you consider your chili recipe extraordinary or just plain good, then enter as a team and find out!!! If cooking is not your thing, come taste and enjoy chili, beverages,cornbread and place your vote for the People's Choice Award.

Proceeds from this fundraiser help provide funding for the Sewanee Haiti Initiative, helping support student research interns who work with Haitian technicians and Haitian families in two villages to conduct agro-ecological research, aimed at better understanding the farming systems to find other strategies, in addition to coffee, that work for all households.

Hope to see you there!!!!

Team Registration
Sponsorship Registration
Team Entry Rules

  1. Each team must fill out an entry form, maximum of 4 people per team.
  2. Entry fee is $50 per community team; $25 per student team.
  3. Entries must be submitted by March 20.
  4. Chili recipes must be typed out on 8.5 x 11 paper.
  5. Applicants are required to purchase ingredients and make one full pot (at least 4 quarts) of chili off-site using proper sanitary cooking standards.
  6. Applicants must supply their own crock pot or hot plate (if possible*).
  7. Applicants are required to set up and be prepared to serve beginning at 11:00 a.m.
  8. Cooks must wear food handling gloves that will be provided by the Rotary Club.
  9. All cooks will be required to taste their own chili in the presence of one of the judges prior to judging.
  10. Trash cans, tables, chairs, serving ladles, bowls, spoons, and napkins will be provided to each applicant.
  11. Judging will take place at 12:00 noon and awards will be presented at 2:00 p.m.
  12. At least one member of the cooking team must be present to accept award.
  13. All applicants are responsible for cleaning their area.
  15. REWARDS are as follow:

*If you are unable to provide your own crockpot, please note that on your entry form or contact Kathy Henslee at

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