So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-off

Join us for the 8th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Country Club of Spartanburg. Proceeds will benefit the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. 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 Robert Conner and Christine Scarpelli.

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! You will need to challenge yourself and bring your best recipe to impress this year’s SPICY panel of distinguished judges.

  • John Bauknight—Community Entrepreneur
  • Jamarcus Gaston—WSPA Personality
  • Libba Lee—Community Volunteer
  • Cecile Wagner—Chef & Cooking Instructor

These fantastic judges will be judging on taste, aroma, and originality! Please refrain from bribing the judges!

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.  Take your station to the next level and get creative!

People’s Choice

Fourteen 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 title—PEOPLE’S CHOICE!

Friends, family, colleagues, anyone can purchase votes in advance to support your team!!!  Votes are $1 each and can be purchased online by calling SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation at (864) 577-7583, or at the event.  This is your chance to tell your friends near and far to VOTE EARLY & VOTE OFTEN!!!

Cast your vote!

2018 Teams

  1. JM Smith
  2. Greenville Health System
  3. Budweiser of Spartanburg
  4. GOS
  5. Growler Haus
  6. McAbee Schwartz Halliday & Co.
  7. McMillian, Pazdan, Smith
  8. The Palladian Group
  9. SCSDB
  10. Sodexo
  11. Southeastern Paper
  12. Spencer-Hines Properties
  13. TD Bank
Become a Sponsor

Serrano Pepper Level – $7,500

  • 16 event tickets
  • Name and logo recognition on all printed materials and media announcements
  • Recognition on our website
  • 26 tickets to vote for your favorite chili

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 SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Habanero Pepper Level

Cayenne Pepper Level

  • The Habisreutinger Family
  • McAbee Schwartz Halliday & Co

Cascabel Pepper Level

  • Fox Sports 98.3FM 1400AM
  • Hodge Floors
  • TD Bank

Media Sponsor