Costumed chefs will compete in the Famous Flamethrowers High Altitude Chili Cookoff this weekend, Aug. 21-22, at Winter Park Resort. This regional cook-off is an opportunity to represent the Rocky Mountain region in the World Chili Cook-off.
Top prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Chef, Best Red Chili, Best Green Chili and Best Salsa. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NCSD). It’s a free event open to the public located at the base of Winter Park Resort ski area in the plaza.
Public sampling will begin once the samples have been submitted to the judging area in each division (noon, 1 and 2 p.m.). Taste Tickets will be sold at the Cook-off entrance and are two for a dollar. Sampling will begin at noon.
Here’s the full schedule:
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22
7:30-9 a.m.: Set-up and registration
9 a.m.: ICS Salsa assembly may begin
9:30 a.m.: Cooks meeting in the Plaza, mandatory
10 a.m.: ICS Traditional Red Chili and Chili Verde preparation, cooking begins
11 a.m.: GUAC OFF, Guacamole judging (Saturday only)
Noon: ICS Salsa judging begins
1 p.m.: ICS Chili Verde judging begins
2 p.m.: ICS Traditional Red division judging begins
4 p.m.: Awards ceremony, all divisions
For more information and Official Rules, go to www.winterparkresort.com/todo/calendar/august/chili_cookoff.htm, call 970-726-1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download a registration form.