2009 National Night Out
This year National Night Out will be on
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Rules for 2009 WCE 1st Annual Chili Cook-off:
To enter, please send email to email@example.com by Saturday, September 26th with the following information:
Chili Name, Head Chef, Address, Phone, Alternate Phone, Other Team Members Names (only 2 more allowed).
(Sorry, no late entries accepted)
The following rules and regulations for 2009 WCE 1st annual Chili Cook-off
is as follows:
1. Each team will have a Head Chef who
will be responsible for cooking a minimum
of two quarts of competition chili prepared in one pot, which will be submitted
2. Maximum number of cooks allowed per entrant (3).
3. Please arrive early for set up. Check
in with Roxanne Fuentes upon arrival.
4. Traditional Chili is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meats,
cooked with red or green chili peppers, various spices and other
ingredients. Cooking time is at the sole discretion of the contestant.
5. There are no cooking facilities on-site so chili must be prepared ahead
of time and brought to the event. Set up time is at 6:00PM. Contestants are
responsible for supplying all of their own portable heating utensils, etc.
The sponsors of the cook-off will provide an area for each contestant but
there are no facilities for electrical outlets.
6. Each contestant must cook a minimum of two quarts of competition chili
prepared in one pot, which will be submitted for judging. Beverages and bite
sized snacks (i.e., cheese, celery, grapes, water) must be supplied at
tables so judges can cleanse their palates between tastes of chili.
7. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant's number by the Chief
Scorekeeper. Judges will visit each table for sampling. Discussion of the
chili will not be permitted at the table. Judges will deliberate for final
8. Judges will be told they should vote for the chili they like best based
on the following major considerations: good flavor, texture of the meat,
consistency, blend of spices, aroma, and color. Each judge will have his own
tasting cup of chili and it will be scored by its own merits, with a whole
number between 1 and 10, 10 being highest.
9. The chili receiving the highest tabulation will be the winner, placing
in reverse order.
10. If ties result, the decision of the Chief Judge shall be final. Winners
will be announced in reverse order.
Judges will vote for the chili they like best based on the following major
Taste, consistency, aroma, color, and aftertaste.
Each judge will have his own tasting cup
of chili and it will be scored by its own merits,
with a whole number between 1 and 10, 10 being highest.