Greater Cincinnati Chili Cookoff Health Dept Ruling
Due to health department rules, all chilies including The Peoples Choice gallon MUST be cooked on site. It also can only contain commercially purchased beef, chicken, or pork. No deer or other game will be allowed.
Also, only propane or butane burners will be allowed. No charcoal or other coolers will be allowed.
All cooks should bring tents, tables, chairs, and burners. I should have a couple extra burners in case of equipment malfunctions.
If any cooks are flying in, please advise me ASAP so I can attempt to locate extra tents, tables, chairs, and burners.
Hope to see everyone for our first of hopefully many more cook-offs in the Ohio. Help turn our Back To Back Plus Home Style into Qualifiers!
Chili Rocks On The Ohio
Travel 100 miles or more and get chance to win 1 of 3 room nights!
The Greater Cincinnati Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off & Fire Games is offering a chance for three chili heads traveling 100 miles or more to win one free room night to cook at our cook-off next weekend.
Sign up today!
Chili Rocks On The Levee
FLAGSTAFF BACK TO BACKS - JUNE 14 - 15, 2014
Just under 2 months until the Flagstaff Chili Festival cookoffs, the 31st Annual Route 66 Regional and the 43rd Annual Arizona State Championships, June 14 and 15 at beautiful Thorpe Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. Enjoy the cool pines and cooking at 7000 feet altitude at the last world qualifying events of the season in Arizona. Please join us at Granny’s Closet restaurant for the cooks and judges dinner at 6:30 on Friday evening for a fun social event before the real action begins the next morning. Gates will open at 6 am for set up at the park and you may leave what items you feel comfortable with at the park after Saturdays cookoff, as overnight security will be provided. Red Chili awards will be trophies for the top 3 and prize money of $500.00, $300.00 and $100.00 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Chili Verde will pay $300.00, $200.00 and $100.00 plus trophies each day. On Saturday at the Route 66 Regional, Salsa will pay out $99.00, $66.00 and $33.00 for the top 3, while on Sunday at the Arizona State Championship, the awards will be $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 for the win, place and show. Reminders! One person in each booth must have a food handlers permit, available online at http://www.az-hospitality.org/food/ . Cost is $18.00 and the card is good for 3 years. You must have a tent with weights on the corners and a fire extinguisher for the booth. A 3 tub wash station with gravity flow water system for hand washing must be set up. This year we will have large plastic drums for waste water, similar to what they provide at the Ahwatukee cookoffs. No more plastic trash bags that break! As we have for a number of years, each red and green cook each day will receive a t-shirt. The event is again a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Flagstaff. Hotel rooms are available at Days Hotel on Butler Ave (exit 198 on I-40). You must tell them you are with the cookoff to get the cooks room rate. Their phone number is 928-779-6944. Look forward to seeing you all in Flagstaff in June!
ADDITIONAL HOTEL INFO FOR THE GREATER CINCINNATI COOKOFFS
The hotel we had set up for the Greater Cincinnati Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off & Fire Games is apparently full do to multiple things happening in Cincinnati like the Reds, The Flying Pig Race, a potential bid on a political convention, and of course most important CHILI.
So, here is another hotel for you to consider with the same rates:
Courtyard Cincinnati Airport South/Florence
46 Cavalier Boulevard/Turfway Rd & I-75 Florence Kentucky 41042 USA 1-859-371-6464
Hope to see you in Cincy May 2-4. Sign up today, and don’t forget to also sign up for Home Style on Friday!
Chili Rocks The World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Santa Paula Chili Cookoff & Festival is looking for HomeStyle Cooks for our 1st cookoff. There will be great prizes and fun had by all. All proceeds benefit the Santa Clara Valley Hospice and Home Support Group Inc. The Hospice organization assists 200 clients monthly with liquid nutrition, hygiene packs and physical care items. They offer support for families during difficult times. We appreciate everyone’s support.
Come on out to the city of Santa Paula and enjoy the live entertainment, kids zone, beer booth and food and craft vendors.
TUSTIN STREET FAIR AND CHILI COOKOFF - JUNE 1, 2014
It’s that time again for the incredible Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cookoff. If you are planning to enter, please do so thru the ICS website as spaces are pre-assigned and fill up fast. Remember, there is NO ENTRY FEE and the prize money is fantastic.
Red – 1st $1000; 2nd $500; 3rd $250
People’s choice – 1st $500; 2nd $250; 3rd $100
Salsa – Trophy
Last year they had nearly 40,000 hungry chili eaters, so bring as much as you can to keep them happy! When you arrive, go to the VIP tent to sign in and receive your booth number, which will be the number you use for your people’s choice.
9:00 – All vehicles must be off of the streets
10:30 – People’s choice cooks meeting held by the Tustin Chamber.
Immediately following we will conduct our normal mandatory ICS cook’s
meeting, so DO NOT LEAVE after the first meeting. We will distribute the
salsa and chili cups immediately following our meeting.
11:30 – Salsa turn-in and Salsa judges meeting
12:00 – Red Chili cooks light your fires
2:30 – Red Chili judges meeting
3:00 – Red Chili turn-in
4:30 – Awards announced (approx.)
Hope to see you there! Dennis and Allene Macklin. Any questions, please contact us 928-566-1336, Firefrog70@gmail.com
Lake Havasu Chili Cookoff Results
It was a fantastic day in beautiful Lake Havasu City with the cookoff site within walking distance to the clear blue lake and the incredible boat show. The weather got up to around 98 degrees but there was a slight breeze which helped keep the heat to a minimum. Thanks to everyone who participated and supported this cookoff - it will be a Regional next year, possibly with more prize money! We hope you will be back in 2015 and would appreciate any feedback (good or bad) in order to make it an even better event next year. There was a suggestion from a few people that we consider a back-to-back with a District cook-off on Saturday and the Regional on Sunday. Unfortunately, this will not work as the boat show shuts down at 3:00 pm on Sunday, making it very difficult for anyone to leave the area until nearly 7:00 pm.
We were very pleased and honored to have many special “chili heads” attend the event which included Dave and Carol Hancock, Steve and Linda Porter, Bob and Kathy Plager (we hear he passed out many pounds of prunes - no wonder the restrooms were always crowded!), Jim and Wilma Maehl (thanks you two for pitching in where needed as always). Also in attendance and judging were Rollie and Sharon Ayers and Bill and Marilou Corrao. A big thank you goes to the scorekeepers, Louise Dinneweth, Kathy Plager, Sharon Ayers and, of course, the amazing Donnie Gordon, and a special thanks to Bob Dinneweth who, as always did a great job as Chief Judge. Also, a huge thanks to Walt Lloyd and Linda Gill for their help and also for running the raffle, and to Val Gereghty for obtaining the extra prizes for the Salsa and Verde winners.
And now here are the winners…….
2nd – Mark Haught - $100
1st – Charles Harbor - $250
3rd – Bob Wiseman - $25
2nd – Mark Haught - $50
1st – Ken Hook - $100 plus a one hour Jet Ski certificate – THIS MADE HIS HAT TRICK!
3rd – Mike Fenley - $100
2nd – Paul Whitley - $200
1st – LeeRoy Watson - $300 plus 2 free nights at the London Bridge Resort
5th – Sheila Beller - $100
4th – Mike Ford - $200
3rd – Dick Swenberger - $300
2nd – Gene Beller - $500
1st – Mike “Ughlee” Austin - $1000 plus 2 free beach front rooms at the Nautical Resort
Thanks again everyone, see you on the chili trail!
Dennis and Allene Macklin
Lake Havasu Chili Cookoff and Boat Show - April 12, 2014
As of April 9, we now have 22 red chili, 14 chili verde and 9 salsa contestants signed up. We need one more salsa entry to revert back to prize money versus 100% payout! Even though we have 22 red chili cooks signed up, we would like TWO more cooks if possible to cover anyone who has signed up but can’t participate for some reason.
If you are planning to set up on Friday, please arrive between Noon and 3:00 pm (not 9:00 am as previously stated). We are having fencing and tables delivered in the morning and Dennis needs to layout the site before anyone arrives to set up. We appreciate your cooperation with this request.
You can begin arriving around 7:00 am on Saturday, and there will be a cooks’ meeting at 9:00 am, salsa turn in is at 11:00 am. Verde cooking time is 10:00-1:00 and red cooking time is 12:00-3:00. We are told the Health Dept. will be there around 9:30 am to begin their inspections. Because of the large public crowd still attending the Boat Show, you will not be able to bring your vehicle into the cook-off site to tear down until after the announcements. You can, of course, tear down and make trips to your car, which will be very close to the site, and we’ll have a wagon for your use if you don’t have one.
Below are links with directions to the local grocery stores for your reference
Smith’s Food & Drug Center (928) 680-7277 80 Acoma Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZGet Directions
Safeway (928) 855-7760 1650 Mcculloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZGet Directions
Albertsons Delicatessen (928) 854-5300 1980 Mcculloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZGet Directions
Bashas’ (928) 854-9550 3269 Maricopa Ave, #120, Lake Havasu City, AZGet Directions
Also, for your convenience, below is a link to all of the great restaurants to choose from in Lake Havasu.
We hope to hear from you and better yet, see you in beautiful Lake Havasu this weekend. If you have any questions, please contact Dennis and Allene Macklin, 928-566-1336, Firefrog70@gmail.com
UPDATING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
WE ARE GETTING READY TO EMAIL OUT OUR NEWSLETTER AND WANT TO BE SURE THAT EVERYONE’S EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED IN THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION IS CORRECT. PLEASE CONTACT THE ICS TO MAKE THE EDITS - THAT WAY I CAN GO BACK INTO THE EMAIL LIST THAT WE’VE ALREADY CREATED AND MAKE CHANGES THERE AS WELL. THANKS!
COOK’S CORNER REGIONAL CHILI COOKOFF - JUNE 21, 2014
Red Entry Fee: $35.00
Green Fee: $30.00
Salsa Fee: $15.00
Red Prizes are: 1st. $500.00
Chili Verde Prizes: $300.00
Salsa Prize is $100.00
PC Award is $100.00
As always all non ICS members must join the ICS for $50.00 or if applicable renew your membership.
When and if you send in your app, I would appreciate it if you would send me an email saying that you will be there and what you are cooking. That way I can at least have a head count, since Rhonda doesn’t forward a copy of the apps to me.
Thanks, Bobbie firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSOURI STATE AND HERITAGE DAYS COOKOFFS - JUNE 7-8, 2014
Start the summer off right with back to back cookoffs. June 8, 2014 the Little Flower School in Springfield Illinois invites you to the Heritage days chili Cookoff featuring Red, Verde and Salsa contests. The Missouri State will be the day prior in Clarksville, so make a weekend of it. There will be a band, fair food and plenty of fun. Tables and chairs provided, and you’ll be cooking under a tent. Chief Judge and scorekeeper will be the renowned chili cook Tom Calvert.
Contact Larry Eastep (217 622-3805) for details, or go to the ICS website
THREE DAY WEEKEND OF COOKOFFS IN KENTUCKY - MAY 2-4, 2014
Greetings Chili Heads from Cincinnati, Ohio!
Mark your calendars, and join us for a full weekend of ICS Sanctioned Chili Cookoffs in the Cincinnati Area! May 2-4, 2014 will be the kickoff of the Greater Cincinnati Fire Fighters ChiliFest & Fire Games.
The net proceeds will benefit the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and the Northern KY Fire Memorial. Sign up today!
In addition to a lot of cookoffs, we will also have live music, fire fighter challenges, working on doing something Derby related, and more to come.
This event will include a Home Style Cookoff on late Friday afternoon and two new District Cookoffs on Saturday & Sunday with Red, Verde, & Salsa. We feel confident with the local fire fighter support and area chili heads that all will be qualifiers!
The entry fees will be as follows:
Home Style $30; Salsa $20; Verde $30; Red $40.
Red Chili Prizes are $1,000-1st; $300-2nd; $100-3rd.
Verde Prizes are $500-1st; $150-2nd; $50-3rd.
Salsa Prizes are $300-1st; $100-2nd; $50-3rd.
HomeStyle Prizes are $300-1st; $100-2nd; $50-3rd.
Best Booth Prizes are $100-1st; $50-2nd.
Chief Judge & Scorekeeper will be Diane & Larry Lentz.
Cooks to provide their own tents, tables, chairs, etc.
Hotel accommodations will be at the Comfort Suites at $99-$109; call 859-291-6700 - Group Rate - Chili Cookoff.
To register, use the ICS Website or contact Geo Phelps of Chili Rocks at ChiliRocksChili@aol.com or 513-207-1085.