People’s Choice Chili Cook-Off

9th Annual Moosehaven Chili Cook-Off winners – 2018

People’s Choice Division

Overall People’s Choice
1st Place: Moonshine Chili – North Carolina Moose Association
2nd Place: GA Classical Gas – Georgia Moose Association
3rd Place: TGL’s Green Chili – Local Competitor

People’s Choice Fraternal
1st Place: Moonshine Chili – North Carolina Moose Association

People’s Choice Fraternal Fundraising
1st Place: Virginia Moose Association

People’s Choice Moosehaven Department
1st Place:  Tomahawk Chili – Moosehaven Clinic

People’s Choice Best Decorated Booth
1st Place: GA Classical Gas – Georgia Moose Association

People’s Choice Blind Judging
1st Place:  FBMA Women of the Moose

2018 OFFICIAL COOK-OFF RULES FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE

ELIGIBILITY RULES

1. People’s Choice entries MUST be cooked on-site per the Health Department. People’s Choice entries ONLY are permitted to use commercial chili mixes and fillers for their chili. They will be judged in the “People’s Choice” category only. Chili must be kept warm throughout the event at 140 degrees. You should have a cooking thermometer at your site.

2. ALL COOKING IS TO BE DONE IN A SANITARY MANNER. These conditions are subject to inspection by the Chili Committee Members and the Health Department. Failure to comply is subject to disqualification for that team. Upon disqualification, all cooking ingredients and cooking utensils must be immediately removed from the premises.

3. EACH TEAM WILL PROVIDE ALL INGREDIENTS, UTENSILS, AND ACCESSORIES NECESSARY TO COOK THEIR CHILI. This includes potable water for cooking, tables for food preparation and cook stoves and fuel. Electrical power and/or potable water for cooking purposes is available to those Teams that pre-registered and paid for either or both.

4. OFFICIAL CUPS AND TASTING SPOONS WILL BE PROVIDED by Moosehaven for dispensing chili to the public for tasting for the “People’s Choice” competition. Only these cups and spoons are allowed. Attendees who have donated $5 to judge the chili MUST have on a RED wristband and have their spoon. Anyone who does not have the RED wristband does not get to taste the chili. This is a fundraiser and the donations are benefitting K9 FOR WARRIORS.

5. EACH CHILI WILL BE IDENTIFIED ACCORDING TO THE TEAM NAME and NUMBER assigned.

6. ALL COOKING MUST BE PERFORMED AT THE REAR OF THE BOOTHS. This is a safety precaution in order to avoid the possibility of accidental
burnings.

7. ALL GREASE FROM COOKING MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. Do not put grease directly into trashcans or into port-a-lets.

8. COOKING TEAMS SHALL REMAIN INSIDE THEIR BOOTHS AND SERVE CHILI TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL ALL THEIR CHILI HAS BEEN DISPENSED AND THE COOK-OFF HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

9. NO MERCHANDISING OF ANY KIND BY CONTESTANTS WILL BE PERMITTED unless specifically registered and approved by Moosehaven.

10. EACH CHILI TEAM WILL COOK A MINIMUM OF 2 GALLONS OF CHILI for the People’s Choice; however, the more the better! We recommend at least 10 gallons!

 

Best Decorated Tent/Booth RULES

1. To be judged, contestants must declare their intention to compete by 10am on the morning of the Chili Cook-off.

2. Teams must be limited in their activity so as not to interfere with the other contestants.

3. Nudity and lewdness are banned. Intentional use by a cook team will result in disqualification of that team.

4. There will be no outside entertainment or interference at the booth (e.g., bands, performances, etc.) during the event.

5. No team may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cook-off. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the Chili Cook-off.

6. Each team is encouraged to be unique in their showmanship approach (e.g., identical caps, aprons for the team, matching outfits/costumes, well decorated booths).

9. Judging for the Best Decorated portion of the Chili Cook-Off will be done by the “People” and will be from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A completed Application form with fee(s) must be received by Sarah Hapner, Chili Chairman at Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue no later than November 5th. Check should be made payable to Moosehaven Inc. Cash only will be accepted after November 5th.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA PEOPLE’S CHOICE

To be determined by popular vote. Each customer who purchases a Tasting Kit will receive a red event armband, a white tasting spoon and a ballot. These participants will be allowed to place their vote for their favorite chili in a ballot box designated “People’s Choice Ballot Box.” The ballots will be counted by members of the Chili Committee one half-hour prior to the award ceremony.

BEST DECORATED BOOTH/TENT

The Showmanship competition will be judged by the “People.” Each ballot that is in the Tasting Kits will also contain a ballot for Best Decorated. This should be judged on the following: Theme, Costumes, Booth Set up, Action and Audience Appeal.

 

Good luck!