Chili Cook Off

Our Chili Cook-Off combines creativity with culinary skill. The Chili Cook-off is an excellent way for participants to use their creativity and culinary skills in this Gastronomical Challenge.

Group Size: 25 to 1,000+ Team Size: 5 to 10
Program Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

Our Chili Cook-Off can include an optional Vegetable Car Derby, or a Margarita or Sangria Challenge. We select the most pertinent activities based on a needs assessment questionnaire reflecting your group’s goals and desired outcomes.


  • Event Coordination
  • Event Staff
  • Spices
  • Knives
  • Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Cutting boards
  • Pots
  • Burners
  • Team packets
  • Award medals
  • Sound and Music

Client covers the cost of the ingredients for the Chili, Sangria or Margaritas as provided by the venue.

Each team is challenged to: Create a recipe, Design a team logo and Market their creation. Teams will present a Chili Chant and then the taste testing begins. The teams are judged on Creativity, Presentation and Taste.

The group will be welcomed into the room with fun Latin and country western music.

The teams are able to go to the marketplace and select their ingredients. Normally the resort property will provide the perishable ingredients. We provide the burners, utensils, pots, spices, cutting boards and much more.

The teams are supplied the key ingredients needed to make an unforgettable chili. The teams create aprons and a chili chant for this unique and tasty event, while they work together, in hopes of catching the judge’s taste buds.

The team’s table is equipped with all the necessary cookware, utensils and a stove. In the center of the room will be the “marketplace.” This is where teams will select ingredients to craft their savory southwestern dish!

Several tasks will be occurring simultaneously including prepping and cooking the chili, decorating their head chefs’ apron and creating a presentation and chant in a fashion showcasing the uniqueness of their team.
 All of these tasks will require organization and teamwork; therefore, a head chef will be designated from the start whose responsibility is to oversee these specific assignments for the rest of the team.

When the judging begins, scorecards will be utilized to award points based on creativity, presentation and taste. One team will emerge triumphant as the reigning Chili Cook-Off Champions! Judges can either be members of the participating company or event staff.