TWRC Chili Cook Off

TWRC Wildlife Center 1st Chili Cook Off!

Come Join TWRC Wildlife Center as we host our 1st Chili Cook Off! Enter your Chili to win, or just come and enjoy some great Chili!

• Prizes for Top Chilies • Beer and Wine Tasting • Craft Beer and Wine Pull • Raffle • Animal Photo Ops …and much more

Registration Options

  • $25 Contest Entry
    (includes Guest Admission Fees for the Cook and 2 guests)
  • $10 Guest Admission (children 12 and under free)
  • $10 Souvenir Tasting Glass


When: April 4th 2020
Time: 3PM to 7PM
Where: John Knox Presbyterian Church,
2525 Gessner Rd, Houston, Texas 77080 - Get Directions

TWRC Chili Cook Off Registration


Gold Sponsor: $500

• Large Logo on banner
• Table at Event
• Social Media Shout Out
• Logo on TWRC Website
• 4 Guest Entries

Silver Sponsor: $300

• Medium Logo on banner
• Table at Event
• Social Media Shout Out
• 2 Guest Entries
• Logo on TWRC Website

Bronze Sponsor: $200

• Logo on Banner
• Social Media Shout Out
• Logo on TWRC Website

Souvenir Glass Sponsors: $150

• Name on Banner
• Name on Glasses
• Logo on TWRC Website

Food & Drink Sponsor: $100

• Name on Banner
• Logo on TWRC Website


  • Prizes will be given to first, second, third and people’s choice as determined by official judges.
  • All Chili must be prepared and cooked offsite.
  • Participants must supply their own utensils, ice coolers, electric crock pots, electric burners etc. (NO open flames will be allowed)
  • Participants must prepare all foods in accordance with health and safety standards.
  • All food - whether stored, resting or cooking - must always be maintained at food-safe temperatures. All food handling, preparation and serving must comply with all local and state guidelines, policies and rules.
  • Participants are responsible for appliance safety and operation. Electricity will be available onsite.
  • All Participants must bring enough Chili for Judging and Patron Sampling; about 6-12 quarts. If you bring more Chili, it must be kept warm or on ice and must always be maintained at food-safe temperatures.
  • Participants are responsible for booth/table setup and cleanup.
  • Participants will be provided with table area, sampling cups and spoons for patrons and judging samples.
  • All Chili ingredients must be printed and visible on your table for consumers.


2:00 – 3:00: Check in & Setup

3:00 Open to the public.

Chili sampling from 3:30 to 5:30

 4:00 – 5:00: JUDGING! Volunteers will be gathering your samples for blind judging

6:00 – Chili Cook Off and Raffle winners announced

7:00 Closed

7:00 – 8:00 Cleanup


Competition Chili will be blind judged on the following five criteria:

  1. AROMA
  3. COLOR
  4. TASTE


All entry fees are non-refundable. In the event the Chili Cook Off is cancelled, TWRC will not refund entry fees. Your entry fee will be considered a charitable donation.


By filling out the registration form, the participant gives consent that the ORGANIZER, TWRC Wildlife Center, can process the data provided within the framework of the event and allow photographs to be made during the event. This includes all handling needed for the applicant’s participation at the event, advertising, promotion and for publishing event photographs in print and electronic media.

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