19th Annual Chili Cookoff Fundraiser for MaxFund


NOTE: Due to the winter storm forecast for tomorrow, the Chili Cookoff scheduled for tomorrow (Feb. 24) is POSTPONED for one week. It is rescheduled for Sunday, March 3, same time (1:00 event start time, earlier for volunteers). Thanks, and hope to see you on March 3.

MaxFund, the Celtic Tavern, and Delaney's Bar invite you to join us for the 19th Annual Chili Cookoff Fundraiser for MaxFund! Be a chili taster, shop the silent auction, and meet some wonderful MaxFund animals! It'll be great fun for the whole family, and you'll be benefiting the dogs and cats of MaxFund!

When: Sunday, February 24, MARCH 3, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Celtic Tavern/Delaney's Bar, 1801 Blake Street in historic LoDo Denver

How Much:

For Chili Tasters, $15 at the door, $10 using pre-registration link below

For Chili Entries (Cooks): $30.00

Entering your chili is easy!  First, register here and pay the $30 entry fee.  Pick from green, red, vegetarian, or celebrity chef categories (celebrity chefs are limited to entrants who are TV personalities, radio personalities, or restaurant chefs).  Do you want to enter more than one chili?  Sure!  Just pay an additional registration fee for each chili you enter.  Please keep in mind there are only 35 registration slots for chefs, so register early!

Bring your finished chili ready to heat and serve in a slow cooker or warmer. You can have up to two assistants to help you.  (If your assistants want to be tasters, they will need to register as tasters.)  We'll have some parking spaces available out front, as well as volunteers to help you unload your gear!

Please arrive between 11:30 and noon to start setting up.  If you want to provide decorations for your station, you are welcome to.  Bring a ladle or two for serving, and a power strip for your slow cooker or warmer.  If there are "toppers" to fine-tune your chili to perfection (cheese, onions, croutons, crackers, sour cream, etc.), bring those in serving containers, too.  You'll want to prepare for 150 to 200 tasters, so it would be prudent to make at least 3-1/2 to 5 quarts of chili.

Each chef will be provided a station for his or her chili, including a table, chairs, tasting cups, tasting spoons, power source, and signage.

Prizes?  Yes!  The top chili in each category, chosen by a three-judge panel, will win a prize.  Also, one lucky chef will be chosen for the "People's Choice" grand prize by the tasters!

Tasters, please register here.  The registration fee is $10 if you use this link, $15 at the door.  We're also having a silent auction for some fabulous items!  As a taster, you'll have the opportunity to peruse, shop, bid, and win!

The Chili Cookoff has been a fun and tasty way to support MaxFund for going on two decades now.  Please bring your chili or your appetite and join us on February 24 MARCH 3!!

More details in the Chili Cookoff Flyer here: chili cookoff flyer 2013