You are cordially invited to join us in our quest to have fun while promoting chili and raising money for charitable causes.
Chili cook-offs are held in virtually every state and in many countries around the world. Usually held as fund-raising events for charity, they serve also as an outlet, a hobby, for countless competition chili cooks. Everyone loves Mom’s chili and everyone seems to have the recipe to end all recipes. So the reason for chili cook-off competition is to settle the score and, in the process, raise money for a good cause. Chili is cooked on site and from scratch. A panel of judges, using a blind selection process, determines the winners.
Cooking competition chili can be a rewarding experience. Seasoned competition chili cooks enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow cooks and especially enjoy the opportunity to exercise their “bragging rights” when they have won or placed in a chili cookoff contest.
The new chili year to earn points towards the International Championship in Terlingua, Tx begins each year October 1 thru Sept the next year. Wishing everyone luck on getting those points. Upcoming events below.
You do not have to be a CASI member to participate in a CASI chili cookoff. Membership is needed if you want your points to go to the International Championship in Terlingua each year.
If you know of a location to hold an event please contact us and we'll try to get the event going. We are always looking for new locations and new charities to work with. Our services are free and the money at the end of the day goes to the days charity.
Suggested spice companies to buy from:
Lone Star Spices http://www.lonestarchilispicesetc.com
Congrats to Dave Ashworth
2019 Florida State Chili Champion
Winners Circle : Top Ten
1: Dave Ashworth 2: Bert Dunn 3: Stuart Frye 4: David Terry 5: Brenda Macrides 6: Tammy Bonnin 7: Larry Oliver 8: April Lasage 9: Sherrie Davis 10: Bill Cook
Upcoming CASI Chili Cook-offs 2019
Olaf's Chili Challenge
13201 W Hwy 326
Ocala, FL 34483
Charity: Sheltering Hands, Inc (Cat Rescue) https://www.shelteringhands.org/info/index
Turn in time: 12pm - Entry Fee: $20.00
Inaugural CCO hosted by The Beach Ocala. Open turn in 1, and Chili Paw Challenge at 2. Come join us for a fun day! Free admission and $5.00 wristbands for chili tasting. Live music, bounce houses, raffles, bake sale and games/prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase, as well as beer, wine and liquor sales. No Dogs allowed at event.
Contact Name:Dave Ashworth
Contact Phone: 352-208-1162 - [email protected]
January 18, 2020 - Hobe Sound FL
Dunkin's Chili Challenge
Hobe Sound Early Learning Center
11580 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
Two Categories: CASI and Open and Salsa
Come see and taste as Chili cooks compete in both open and CASI rules competitions for trophies and bragging rights as the Best Chili in Hobe Sound!
There will be entertainment, a Kid’s Zone, and food and drink sales, and yes, CHILI! Tasting kits will be available to purchase.
For more information:
Contact Name:Pat Martin
Contact Phone: 772-214-7870 - [email protected]
April 4, 2020
If you love nature you'll love this cook-off!
O'Leno Ole' Chili Cookoff
O'Leno State Park - High Springs, FL
Friends of O'Leno Inc . Breakfast will be set up in the dining hall as usual at 7:30-or-8am. Three Categories: Veggie, OPEN and CASI (casi rules) $20 per category or $35 both. Turn in CASI Noon and Open at 12:30 PM. O'Leno State Park. 6 miles North of High Springs Hwy 441. Camping available at O'Leno State Park (with hookups) Rent cabins / Rv sites.www.reserveamerica.com for reservations.
Charity : O'Leno State Park, Florida
Contact Name : Karen McLain
Contact Phone : 386-454-8325
Contact Email : [email protected]
For more information : https://www.floridastateparks.org/events/12th-annual-oleno-ole-chili-cookoff
Most cooks stay on site in the cabins or RV park. Motels are available a few miles down the road. We do pot luck dinner on Saturday night at the main cabin and if the weather is dry a bonfire. If you love nature you’ll love this event. This park is beautiful!!
Picture: Marina Bar / Cooks party Friday and Saturday night
TWO DAY COOKOFF!!!! Homosassa, FL
June 2020- Cooking for CASI - Turn in 2P M
June 2020 - Cooking for the Coasties - Turn in Noon - $20
CASI DIVISION ONLY
6th Annual Cooking for CASI CCO
Natures Resort on the water
10359 West Halls River Road
Homosassa, FL 34448
For cookoff information : Chuck Dolan Phone: 614-886-4744 - [email protected]
Registration will be on the porch at the clubhouse. You will register and pick up your judging cup then. Cooks can cook at their RV/Cabin (Outside per CASI rules). Day trippers can put your canopy by the clubhouse.
This event is going to have no public. Just a relaxing cook-off at the resort. Its a time for the cooks to have fun and share a few beers and not worry about giving chili out to the public. Very relaxing weekend on the water with your fellow chili cooks.
Cooks party at the Marina bar on the water Friday and Saturday Night. Marina on site.
October 2020 (second weekend in October)
FLORIDA STATE CHILI COOKOFF!!!!!
DAY COOK-OFF: (You do not have to participate in both days) You do have to have a booth to give out chili.
Homosassa, FL - Natures Resort RV Resort
This event is held at Natures RV Resort on the waterfront http://www.naturesresortfla.com.
Friday and Saturday night cooks get together at the marina lounge on the water (on site) for cocktails and karaoke.
Charity: Lecanto Levi's 4-H Club
October 12 2019 Saturday, CASI Florida State Chili Championship
Registration for judging cups will be on the deck by the pool between 9-10 A.M.
CASI $20 CASI Rules (you do not have to be a CASI member to participate)
Top 3 winners automatically qualify for the Int’l Championship in Terlingua, Tx. 2020
OPEN $20 Anything goes
Jrs Division (17 and under) $10
CASI: RULES YOU HAVE TO COOK BY SCRATCH ON SITE, NO FILLERS, NO BEANS. www.casichili.net for rules and past winner recipes
OPEN: Anything goes. CAN BE COOKED BEFORE HAND BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BOOTH AT THE EVENT TO GIVE CHILI OUT TO THE PUBLIC.
JR: Anything goes and can be made before event. You need to have a booth to give out chili.
TURN IN TIMES FOR JUDGING: OPEN: NOON JR: NOON CASI: 2PM SALSA Noon
We will be selling tasting cups to the public. We are asking you to make 2 gallon of chili to give to the public. You can make this chili before the cook-off and then serve at your booth.
Oct 13 2019 Sunday (Sunshine State Pod Chili Cook-off)
Sunshine State Chili Pod Cook-Off.
CASI DIVISION ONLY. NO OPEN CATEGORY. CASI RULES. Entry fee $20, turn-in 1:00PM. Please make give away chili to give out to the public between noon-3PM. You can make give away chili at home before the event. Judging chili to made on site if competing in the CASI division.
For more information
Contact Name:Kathy Martin
Contact Phone: 815-245-0099 - [email protected]
Or Contact Candi [email protected] 561-379-8995
Nov 2020 (First Saturday in November)
Terlingua TX CASI. Terlingua International Chili Champ Cookoff. Held at Rancho CASI De Los Chisos. Must be qualified to cook. Must be a CASI member. Wednesday golf cart parade and Terlingua Rose Bud Party. Friday is National Scholar ship Day competition Beans, Salsa Hot Wings. Saturday is the big day for all who worked so hard thru the year that earned their points to compete. Good Luck!!
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53rd Anniversary. Its going to be a BIG YEAR!
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