So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-off

Join us for the 7th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, January 28, 2017 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. Thirteen teams of Community Leaders will showcase their favorite chili recipe and showcase their love of Spartanburg as we celebrate the town we live in. 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. Our emcees for the event will be Megan Heidlberg and Jamarcus Gaston.

Purchace Tickets

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.

  • Bill McClellan-Downtown Urban Eatery
  • Chris Walker-Blue Moon Specialities
  • Elizabeth Evans-Downtown Deli & Donuts

This fantastic threesome will be judging on taste, aroma and originality!

Best Table Presentation

Who doesn’t love the town we live in? Between the art scene, local colleges, downtown, and awesome local businesses there is something for EVERYONE in Spartanburg. Teams will take their station to the next level and get creative!

The fantastic threesome will be judging this category on creativity and originality!

People’s Choice

Thirteen 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.

2017 Teams

JM Smith-Chunka Chunka Burnin’ Love
Greenville Health Systems-Your Hub City Health Care Team
Bell Laundry-Bell’s Blazin’ Beans
Bella Scott Salon-Feeling Chili
Bob’s Car Wash-Make Spartanburg Shine
City of Spartanburg-City Sizzlin’ Chefs
Clayton Construction-Critical-Path Chili Constructors
Growler Haus-Growler Haus
McAbee, Schwartz, Halliday & Co.-Let’s Get Fiscal
SCSDB-Embracing the Possibilities
Southeastern Paper-Trashcan Chili Cookers
Spartanburg Herald Journal-Red Hot Daily Papers
Spencer-Hines-Selling Spartanburg in a Tasteful Way
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

Sponsors

The Walker Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Habanero Pepper Level

Cayenne Pepper Sponsor

  • McAbee, Schwartz, Halliday & Co.

Tabasco Pepper Level

  • Marianna and Roger Habisreutinger
  • Paul Habisreutinger
  • Charles Habisreutinger

Cascabel Pepper Level

  • The Arkwright Foundation
  • Susu and George Johnson
  • Carolina Farm and Wildlife
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