Young Professionals Network | 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Young Professionals Network | 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Thursday, February 23, 2023 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (CST)


The 2nd Annual YPN Chili Cook-Off is BACK!

Pull out that secret recipe & prepare your BEST batch of chili as we put chili vs chili in a battle of aroma, texture, flavor & HEAT! 

Celebrity judges will award prizes to the top two contestants in both "Judge's Choice" & "Crowd Favorite.

This crowd-pleasing event is open to the community, colleagues, family, or friends!


See our Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship Packet - and - email Linda Oglesbee, Committee Manager to secure a sponsorship or for more information.


Register and participate through one of our chef registration options.

Corporate Chef:  Includes an exclusive 6-ft. table to showcase your chili and decorate with company-branded material and collateral to hand out to guests

Home Chef:  Includes a shared table with another chef(s) to showcase your chili


Ingredients must be pre-cooked prior to the commencement of the official cook-off. Meat may be treated, pre-cut, or ground, but must be cooked. Each contestant is solely responsible for ensuring no ingredient is undercooked and there is no risk of food born illness.

The cooking period must occur within 24 hours of the event. Chili must be brought and kept in a crockpot or other warming container that will be placed for entry by 5:40 pm. Contestants should bring an extension cord with them in case that is needed.

Each contestant must cook a gallon (four quarts) of chili (one regular crock pot).

Contestants are responsible to submit a contestant entry form. The contestant must prepare chili using their own selected recipe and ingredients. Contestants may bring things to garnish their chili.

Contestants are limited to 2 people (total) in their booth due to space limitations.

Each contestant will be assigned a contestant’s number by the Chief Scorekeeper and given five (5) sampling cups to fill and submit to the judges. Each contestant verifies that the number on the bottom of their cup is the same as their assigned contestant number. Each contestant is responsible for delivering their sample cups, which must be filled to the cup’s lower rim, to the judging area at the official time for judging.

Preparation & Set Up Time:  Set-up for cooks will be from 5 - 6 pm.  The event will take place from 6 - 8 pm.


Judge's Choice

  • First Place & Runner-Up
  • Blind judged on aroma, texture, flavor & HEAT

Crowd Favorite

  • First Place & Runner-Up
  • As earned by the popular vote blind judged on aroma, texture, flavor & HEAT
  • Each event patron will be given three tickets to vote on the chili they like most. Guests can spread their votes for their favorite tasting chili or award them all to one contestant
  • The contestant with the most tickets wins
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Event Contact
Linda Oglesbee
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Thursday, February 23, 2023 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (CST)
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