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14Th Annual SW Michigan Chili Cook Off

The SW MiGO Chiliquistadors

presents the

14th Annual SW MiGO


It's that time of year when we want to shake off the winter chill with some chili heat! Break out your best chili recipes and start pinching and dashing and splashing to see if you have what it takes to take home the coveted SW MiGO Chili Champion Trophy!

The Chiliquistadors are looking for 10 Chili Chefs/Teams to bring their A-game, bring the heat, dish it out, lay it all on the line. Everyone in attendance will take the opportunity to taste your offerings and then vote for who they say has the Best Chili Overall, The Hottest Chili, and The Best Presentation.

To be one of the 10 Chili Chefs, please contact one of the Chiliquistadors: GHBuccaneer, RedhedMary, TJPost, or Kneel More, or you can throw down your gauntlet by posting a NOTE on this cache page. We will keep a running list of our competing chefs right here. Chefs, the doors will open for you at 10:00 a.m. to give you time to get set up and prep your goods.

When making your pot of chili, PLEASE make a pot large enough to serve approx. 150-200 people***. Serving size approx. 1/4 cup ***doing the math that is about 2-1/2 - 3 gallons (10 - 12 quarts) Each year several people have run out early, so be sure to come prepared for a BIG crowd. We will be providing spoons and taste testing bowls.


If you don't fancy being a chef, we want you to come and try it all to help us choose the 2019 Champion Chili Cookoff Chef. The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for attendees/tasters and the tasting will commence at 12 Noon. All you need to bring is an appetite for chili and maybe your own beverage (non-alcoholic). There will be water and lemonade available and there will also be some other food stuffs for those who can't take the heat or choose not to participate in the judging. If you feel so led, please feel free to bring a side-dish or dessert goodies. Corn Bread is always welcome.

Door prizes will be given out at 2:00 p.m. followed by the

Crowning of our Chili Chef Champions!

There will be a container for monetary donations to help offset the cost of the event. A commemorative shiney coin collectible will be for sale to help defray the costs of the event (Cost TBD). If you would like to donate a door prize to the event, please contact one of the chiliquistadors.

There will be other activities taking place as well, such as the LRC Game, A shiney coin shaped collectible raffle, and possibly others. We'll keep you posted if you post your Will Attend.

If there are any changes to the event details, we will update the cache page as well as put a note in the online logs.

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM
First Evangelical Covenant Church
1933 Tremont Blvd NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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