The Great Chili Cook-Off Tradition Continues at Downtown


Never fear, the Great Chili Cook-Off, a fall season staple at the old Phoenix Hill Tavern, will go on at a new location.

The Great Chili Cook-Off (PHT)

“Phree and Phamily Phriendly”

Belvedere Downtown Louisville

Saturday, October 10

11am – 6pm

5 pm Awards Ceremony

All Home Cooks and Chefs Welcome to Compete

Benefits Dare to Care Food Bank

Louisville, KY – – The Chili Council is excited to keep the locally loved Phoenix Hill Tradition alive and cooking showcasing the city-wide love of Great Chili! The 23-year-old competition has sent an open casting call to ALL Home Cooks, and this year is adding a Chef Competition Category. It also is   keeping the honorable Home Cook Category!

I am thrilled to see the tremendous 23 year tradition of The Great Chili Cook-off continued,” said Ben Rogers of Phoenix Hill. “Both Frankie and I wish you nothing but the best.”

The Chili Council is a team of local business owners who did not want to see this long-standing event burn out, so they are taking it up a notch to present The Great Chili Cook-Off at another locally loved spot, The Belvedere where they can feed the masses and help feed those who go to bed hungry!

Highlights Include: Entertainment provided by School of Rock, Craft Beer, a Valu Market Pasta Station for Iron Men Competitors,  Chili Cooking Demo by famous and local Chefs, and of course the STAR – Chili!

There will be a People’s Choice Pick AND a Panel of esteemed Chili Connoisseurs Choice Pick. Each person will receive a Chef Category ticket and Home Cook Category ticket for voting. Extra tickets will be on SALE for $1 each to ensure your favorite WINS!

Proceeds will benefit Dare To Care Food Bank.

WHO: Home Cooks, Chefs and YOU

WHAT: A Great Chili Cook-Off benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank

Winners win Cash, Prizes and Crockpot 

WHEN: Saturday, October 10

11 am – 6 pm

5 pm Awards Ceremony

WHERE: Belvedere, Downtown Louisville

WHY: To keep a successful community Chili Cook-Off event going and make it even bigger while taking a bite out of hunger!

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