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Cook Details

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FOR THE LOVE OF CHILI

Winners in each category will win CASH prizes and the opportunity to win a spot at WCCC 57 in 2024! Includes free event shirt. 

3 Competitive Categories

​Traditional Red - No Beans!

1st -  $1,000

2nd -  $500

3rd -  $250

 

Homestyle - Anything Goes!

1st -  $1,000

2nd -  $500

3rd -  $250

 

Chili Verde - Green

1st -  $1,000

2nd -  $500

3rd -  $250

Plus Best Decorated Booth and

People's Choice 

Cook Registration

In order to compete in this ICS sanctioned cook-off, you must be an active ICS member. *Registration to be a cook is now closed.

Each cook needs to have a Food Handler's Certificate* and bring a copy on day of event when you check in.

* Out of state/town food handles cards will work in our county - as long as they are current (not expired). 

There is no need to get a Mohave County Card.

Click here for Food Handler's Certificate Class.

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - ALL CONTESTANTS must prepare five gallons of People’s Choice chili (PC). *Please note that the number of gallons of PC is per cook, not per category.

* Our MCC Bighorn Chili Cook Off Entry fee will be waived in lieu of providing 5 gallons of People’s Choice chili (PC).

 

• 10x10 space provided

• Cooks must bring their own canopy/tent, table & chairs and supplies

• Electricity is NOT available

*Set up time is from 6:00 am – 7:30 am

*MANDATORY cooks meeting at 8:00 am

** By registering, you agree to bring 5 gallons of People's Choice chili for all to sample,

plus your 32 oz competition chili for your specific category.

** A 32 oz judge's cup will be given to you to fill and turn in at your specific category time.

Questions regarding the "chili side of things" should be directed to Bob Witt 760-617-0663 or email him at go4bobinc@gmail.com

COOK'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6AM-7:30AM    COOK’S SET-UP

8AM   COOK’S MEETING (MANDATORY)

9AM   HOMESTYLE COOKING BEGINS

10:30AM   CHILI VERDE COOKING BEGINS

11AM   GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC – SAMPLING BEGINS

11:30AM    HOMESTYLE JUDGES MEETING (MANDATORY)

12 NOON    HOMESTYLE TURN-IN

12 NOON-1:30PM    HOMESTYLE JUDGING

12 NOON   TRADITIONAL RED COOKING BEGINS

1PM    CHILI VERDE JUDGES MEETING (MANDATORY)

1:30PM    CHILI VERDE TURN-IN

1:30PM-3PM    CHILI VERDE JUDGING

2:30PM    TRADITIONAL RED JUDGES MEETING (MANDATORY)

3PM   TRADITIONAL RED TURN-IN

3PM-4:30PM   TRADITIONAL RED JUDGING

4:30PM (approx.)    AWARDS

Click here for complete ICS Rules

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The World Championship Chili Cook-off (WCCC) 
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2023

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The International Chili Society (ICS) is the largest sanctioning body of chili cook-offs in the country. Every year hundreds of chili cooks compete nationwide to qualify for ICS’s season finale – the World Championship Chili Cook-off (WCCC)! In its 56th year in existence and 3rd year in Myrtle Beach, this is not just any old cook-off. This cook-off determines who can claim the title of World Champion and their portion of a $75,000 prize purse! The best part? You get to be a part of the action! The WCCC features champion chili tastings, beer gardens, food trucks, live music, craft and retail vendors, a kid zone, and MORE!

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