Chili Cook-Off for Winnipeg Harvest

Tin for the bin at the chili cook-off

St. Philip’s is holding a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on October 2nd, 2015. The cook-off will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Fall brings about cooler weather, so it’s a good time to be thinking about hot food. The idea for the Chili Cook-Off came from one our parishioners and we talked about it we also talked about the idea of using it as a fundraiser. Given that the event will take place just before Thanksgiving, a fundraiser for Winnipeg Harvest seems liked a natural fit. So, the St. Philip’s Chili Cook-Off was born.

Chili Cook-off
The St. Philip’s Chili Cook-Off will be offering plenty of hot chili for a cool fall day.

This contest will not just be for bragging rights. There will be judges, and their will be prizes. The judges for the event will be voting for first, second, and third place. As well, we will be offering a people’s choice award where everyone who attends will get a chance to say which chili they liked best. We’ve started a Facebook Event page for the cook-off and will be posting information about the judges and the prizes as the next two weeks roll along. We’ll have some cooks from St. Philip’s but we’re looking for others to join us. Here’s how you can do that.

Chili Cook-Off Entry:

We are asking that every contestant come with six litres of chili. We suggest you bring the chili in a slow cooker. We do have a few burners available to heat the chili up, but it will work much better in a slow cooker.

Each chili should be named (be creative) and include a list of ingredients.

We ask you to enter by the Red Door next to the parking lot, as it leads straight down into the basement.

The event starts at six, so we hope cooks can start arriving at 5:30 pm. Judging will occur at 7:00 pm.

If you wish to enter as a cook, please send an email to

Chili Cook-Off Fans

If you are interested in just coming to check out the various chilis, the doors will be open at 5:45 pm and we hope to start sampling by 6:00 pm or a few minutes thereafter. Tickets are $7.00 and we will also be serving beer for $5.00 a glass. Other beverages, coffee and tea will be available on donation basis.

All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

We are also encouraging people to bring a tin for the bin. Maybe a tin of chili like the the one’s in the picture below. Note that they have pop-top lids. For some people accessing their local food bank this may be an important feature. You can read more about it in our post on can openers. We hope to have a large group join us for this event, as we enjoy some chili and provide a little assist for Winnipeg Harvest.

Tin for the bin at the chili cook-off
We invite you to bring along a tin for the bin for the Chili Cook-Off
Pot-top chili cook-off
Pop-top lids may make canned goods an easier option for some people