Chili Cookoff 2019




Welcome to your online HUB for everything related to our first-ever Chili Cookoff event! ABC Mississippi and our Young Professionals are excited to host everyone on Friday, February 8, 2019 for this fun event at ABC Mississippi headquarters in Pearl.

Chili Cookoff
Hosted by our Young Professionals
Friday, February 8, 2019
ABC Mississippi Headquarters, MCEF Training Facility (Inside)
5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi 39208


  • RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS   This $500 sponsorship includes 1 team, 4 t-shirts, 4 aprons and event signage. 
  • BOWLS OF STEEL   This $350 sponsorship includes 1 team, 4 t-shirts and event signage. 
  • CHILI DOGS   This $250 sponsorship includes 4 t-shirts and event signage. No team included.
  • CHILI BABIES   This $100 sponsorship includes 1 team and event signage.



The following highlights the agenda for our Chili Cookoff. The event will be held inside the MCEF Training Facility at the ABC Mississippi Headquarters at 5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi. 


7:00 am  Registration & Setup
7:30 am
Cooking Begins
1:00 pm Judging & Crowd Sampling
2:00 pm Winners Announced

Contest Rules

  • Chili must be prepared from scratch and cooked onsite.
  • A minimum 4 quarts of chili is required for participation.
  • Cookoff registration and setup begin at 7:00 am.
  • Each team is responsible for all cooking utensils, tables, chairs, cooking ingredients, set up and clean up.
  • No chili can be pre-cooked or prepared prior to competition.
  • All food preparation including meat, vegetable cutting, etc. must be done onsite in a sanitary manner.
  • Each team will be assigned a contestant number and distributed at registration.
  • Judging and sampling containers will be provided by ABC Mississippi. 
  • All chili will be turned into judges in pre-assigned numbered containers.
  • Teams are encouraged to decorate their area and themselves!
  • Chili will be judged based upon taste, appearance, aroma and after-taste.
  • Judging will begin at 1:00 p.m. with winners following. The decision of the judges is final.
  • No refunds will be issued for any entry fees.

Judge Sign Up

We need judges! Please signup online to be a judge at our contest using the register now button below. Questions? Contact Weezie Horn at