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2022 Meadowlands Fall Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Calling All Cooks….enter our Chili and Salsa Cook-off on Saturday, September 17!    Contestants must register here  

      Not a cook?  Free samples will be given for the People’s Choice vote following the 8 pm turn in.  Cook-off takes place in the Food Court & outdoor East Apron.

     Categories for 2022: Homestyle, Chili Verde, Salsa

* $1,000 Grand Prize plus spot in the ICS’s World Championship Homestyle Chili Cook-off
* $500 – 2nd place
* $250 – 3rd place

Chili Verde:
* $1,000 Grand Prize plus spot in the ICS’s World Championship Homestyle Chili Cook-off
* $500 – 2nd place
* $250 – 3rd place

People’s Choice Chili:
* $250 Grand Prize
Salsa: (must be home-made no store bought salsa allowed)  
* $500 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS’s World Championship Salsa Cook Off
 * $250- 2nd place
* $100 – 3rd place

 Contest Details:  

Arrival Time: You can arrive anytime after 1:00pm to start setting up.

 The event takes place in our food court & outdoor East Apron.  We have a side entrance (on the left side of the building near the loading dock) that allows you easy access into the food court entrance for quicker set up.

   Mandatory meeting at 3 pm in the food court for all Chili cooks – you must be present!


 Meat may be pre-cut or ground but MAY NOT be pre-cooked, treated, seasoned or marinated in any manner. 

 All other ingredients must be prepared/chopped on-site from during allotted cooking time. Cooking time is 3 total hours per style. Homestyle: 4-7pm; Verde 5-8pm

 Garnishes must not be used on what is turned into the Judges.


 Please remember to bring all your cooking equipment. If you are using a propane camper’s stove you need to bring a class K extinguisher.

   We do have sinks, garbage cans for everyone to use. Please treat these items as if they were in your own home.

  1.    You are welcome to bring an additional table or two for you to use.  We do have electric, please bring extension cords if you need access to electric.
  2.    You must prepare 32oz of chili to be submitted for ICS judging.
  3.  Turn in times: 6pm Salsa; 7pm Homestyle; 8pm Verde


 Entrant must be 18 years or older

 Contact    with any questions.

 People’s choice voting begins at 8 pm following official judging – small tasting samples given, 1 sample of each chili – one vote per person.