The Walker Fpoundation 6th anunual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off

So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-off

We’re back on!

You heard right, the Cook-off has been rescheduled for Saturday January 30th!

Join us for the 6th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Country Club of Spartanburg.   Proceeds will benefit The Walker Foundation and the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind.  Fifteen teams of Community Leaders will showcase their favorite chili recipe and showcase their school spirit as we celebrate colleges across the south.  Guests will be able to taste each of the chili recipes and cast votes for their favorite chili.

Tickets are $65 each in advance $75 at the door. This includes Chili Tasting, Appetizers, Open Bar, Valet Parking, and Entertainment by Not Even Brothers.

In keeping with tradition we will have 3 Award categories: Judge’s Choice, Best Table Presentation, and People’s Choice.

Judge’s Choice

It’s time to impress the best!  Teams will bring their “A-Game” to impress this year’s SPICY panel of judges.

  • Kenneth Cribb – Willy Taco
  • Dr. George Haddad – Greenville Health System
  • Carlton Hennigan – Brookgreen Gardens
  • Leslie Lattanzio – Café Around the Corner
  • Lizz Ryals – My 102.5

This fabulous foursome will be judging on taste, aroma and originality!

Best Table Presentation

Who doesn’t love a celebration?  Between football, basketball, baseball, and awesome alumni there is always something to celebrate in college. Teams will take their station to the next level and get creative!

The terrific trio will be judging this category on creativity and originality!

People’s Choice

Fifteen teams will gather at the Country Club of Spartanburg to prove they can COOK Chili!   Each has something to prove…but only ONE is worthy of the ultimate culinary title—THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE.  Votes are $1 each and can be purchased for multiple teams on-line or by calling The Walker Foundation at (864) 577-7583.

Cast your vote!

2016 Teams

Team #1 The Citadel
Team #2 Clemson University
Team #3 College of Charleston
Team #4 Converse College
Team #5 Georgia Tech
Team #6 North Carolina State University
Team #7 Presbyterian College
Team #8 Spartanburg Methodist College
Team #9 University of South Carolina
Team #10 University of South Carolina Upstate
Team #11 Sewanee
Team #12 Wake Forest
Team #13 Washington & Lee University
Team #14 Wofford College
Team #15 WSPA

Become a Sponsor

Jalapeno Pepper Level – $5,000

  • 14 event tickets
  • Name and logo recognition on all printed materials and media announcements
  • Recognition on our website
  • 24 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Cayenne Pepper Level – $3,000

  • 12 event tickets
  • Name and logo recognition on all printed materials and media announcements
  • Recognition on our website
  • 20 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Tabasco Pepper Level – $2,500

  • 10 event tickets
  • Name and logo recognition on all printed materials
  • Recognition on our website
  • 20 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Cascabel Pepper Level – $1,500

  • 8 event tickets
  • Name and logo recognition on all printed materials
  • Recognition on our website
  • 16 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Poblano Pepper Level – $1,000

  • 6 event tickets
  • Name recognition on signage
  • 12 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Banana Pepper Level – $500

  • 4 event tickets
  • Name recognition on signage
  • 8 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

Bell Pepper Level – $250

  • 2 event tickets
  • Name recognition on signage
  • 4 tickets to vote for your favorite chili