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Since 2005, we’ve hosted our annual Chili Cook-off + Benefit to warm up the winter—and not just for those eating chili. Our five-alarm-face-off raises money to support Free Lunch which works to address food insecurity here in Austin.

Looking to throw your chef’s hat into the ring? Amateur and professional culinary talent can compete for the prized chili pot. Just sign up by January 16th.

We’ll also have a host of chili-related festivities—we’re talking Quickfire Competition, music from Jeff Hughes & Chaparral as well as the Jo’s House Band, a Raffle, and more!

For the non-chefs: Entry is free, so come enjoy live music and thrilling completion. If you want to taste, wristbands are $25 and available on-site. You’ll get a sample of each chili along with one ticket to vote for your favorite. Winners will be announced at 3 PM.

Sunday, February 4, from noon to 3 in the Hotel San José parking lot

Special thanks to our party partners, HEB. See you there!

A woman holding a toddler reaching for a horse
People sitting around a table sampling chilli
Three chefs standing around a pot of chilli
A large group shot of people participating in the chilli cook-off
A man eating chilli on a chip
A table of onions, oranges, hot sauce and drinks
A table with chilli samples and a bowl of salsa
outdoor view of people at the the chili cook off event