Chili Cook-Off & Salsa Competition

Welcome to the largest one-day Chili Cook-Off in the world!

Contestants

Entry deadline is complete upon registration of first 50 teams.

Competition Rules and Regulations as well as Frequently Asked Questions are located within Competition Form:

Registration

Accepting Applications Starting March 1, 2019

Mail or drop-off completed competition form, vendor vehicle entry form, OC Health Care Agency Temporary Food Permit packet, and any relevant entry fees to:
Tustin Chili Cook-Off
Attention: Veronica Izquierdo
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780

Consideration & Support

Thank you for your consideration and support! Our goal is to provide a fun-filled day for everyone while raising funds for the highlighted beneficiaries and other local non-profit organizations. Please contact Veronica Izquierdo at 714-573-3340 or email Veronica Izquierdo if you have any questions or suggestions. We appreciate your participation!

Fees

  • Ballot Chili: Competitors competing in any of the following Chili categories qualify
  • Judge's Chili: Requesting 20 gallons of Tasting Chili required in lieu of fee
  • Judge's Salsa: $15 entry fee, make check payable to City of Tustin
  • Restaurant Chili: Requesting 20 gallons of Tasting Chili required in lieu of fee

International Chili Society Membership

ICS Red Chili, Homestyle, and Veggie requires ICS membership. Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off is an ICS sanctioned event. In order for a team to win an award in the competitive ICS Red Chili, Homestyle, or Veggie contest, teams must hold a current ICS membership at the time of competition. Register or renew ICS membership online via the Chili Cook-Off page.

  • ICS Red Chili: ICS membership required as well as a minimum of 4 gallons of Tasting Chili in lieu of fee.
  • ICS Homestyle Chili: ICS membership required as well as a minimum of 4 gallons of Tasting Chili in lieu of fee.
  • ICS Veggie Chili: ICS membership required as well as a minimum of 4 gallons of Tasting Chili in lieu of fee.

Provided Items

Items provided for all chili competitors are as follows:

  • Napkins
  • Table
  • Tasting cups
  • Tasting spoons
  • Three sided wooden booth
  • Two Chairs

Awards

  1. Ballot Chili
  2. Chairman Trophies
  3. ICS Red Chili
  4. ICS Homestyle Chili
  5. ICS Veggie Chili
  6. Judge's Chili
  7. Judge's Salsa
  8. Restaurant Chili

Ballot Chili Awards are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $150

Schedule:

9:30 a.m. - All Cook's Meeting at the Beer Garden (located on El Camino Real between Second & Third Street)

Cook Times:

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.ICS Veggie Chili
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.ICS Homestyle Chili
12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.ICS Red Chili

Submission Times at the Judge's Booth:

11:00 a.m.Judge's Salsa
11:45 a.m.Judge's Chili
12:00 p.m. ICS Veggie Chili at Auxiliary Judge's Booth
2:00 p.m.ICS Homestyle Chili
3:30 p.m.ICS Red Chili
4:00 p.m.All Chili Tickets due at the Information Booth

Award Times

12:15 p.m.Salsa Awards at Beer Garden
5:00 p.m.Chili and Chairman's Awards Ceremony at Enderle Center Stage