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Chili Cook-Off at the Boardwalk

Bring your appetite and join the fun!

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Hero chili cook off at the boardwalk


Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:00am


killer chili will be made & enjoyed in all forms -- including vegan, vegetarian, spicy, mild, beanless, and meaty varieties.


tasting kits go on sale at 10 & sell out early

bring water

food & drink vendors at the Boardwalk will be open

The Spot

400 Beach St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


The 7th annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili cook-off is Saturday, October 22.

Featuring professional and amateur chefs working their culinary magic, the title of Best Chili is up for grabs! Along with a few other awards, like best chili in each category, People’s choice, Most Tasted and Most Original Booth.

Cook-Off Schedule:

9-10am: preparation time for all chefs (no heat)

10am-1pm: cooking time

1pm: public tasting begins

4pm: winners announced at the beach amphitheater

Tasting kits go on sale at 1pm and are $10 each. Each kit includes 6 taste tickets, spoon, cup and a People’s Choice ballot. *A portion of the proceeds from the tasting kit sales will benefit the Marine Mammal Center