2020 Orlando Chili Cook-off Update
We at Events For Change, Inc. want to provide everyone with an update on the 2020 Orlando Chili Cook-off. Although in 11 years we have never postponed the event, the current environment does not permit us to host the event to give the same level of support for our dedicated charities. We know some of you may be disappointed and we hope you will understand, but we have decided to postpone the festival this year and will recommence the annual festival next year on Nov. 6, 2021. With this extra time, we are shifting our focus to our wonderful charities, local restaurants/chefs, and community in this challenging time.
The Orlando Chili Cook-off team is committing to the do the following…
– Launching a support campaign to provide direct donations/supplies to Camaraderie Foundation and Base Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.
– Dropping ticket prices back to the 2009 pricing of $5, with 100% of the ticket price will be donated to our charities.
– Purchasing over $2,000 in gift cards/vouchers to our local restaurants and chefs to give away to the community and our chiliheads. Donate or purchase a ticket to be entered into a chance to win!
We love and appreciate our chiliheads and hope they will continue to support our charities, local restaurants/chefs, and community with us. Donate today and we will see you all on Nov. 6, 2021, at Festival Park Orlando.
DONATE, SUPPORT & GET A CHANCE TO WIN!
Check out what you missed during the 2019 Orlando Chili Cook-off!
Bringing the heat since 2009, the Orlando Chili Cook-off is one of the city’s most mouthwatering festivals. Enjoy a day at Festival Park, sampling from 100+ chili booths, crafted by local restaurants and nationwide chefs. Dig into food truck fare, beer and wine, and family-friendly refreshments. Experience live music, games, vendors, a DJ station, and the Kids Zone!
2019 Miller Lite VIP Zone
– Access to the Miller Lite VIP Zone – Direct view of the stage
– 4 Complimentary Beverages
– VIP swag bag (special gifts, koozie & more)
– Light Bites while supplies last
– Private Bar and Restrooms
PLUS, the benefits of General Admission!
2019 Tito’s Experience Zone
– Private Tito’s Experience Zone
– 4 signature Tito’s cocktails offered
– Connect with Tito’s Representatives
– Tito’s Handmade Vodka Swag, Games and more!
FREE to experience at 2 PM and 4 PM!
Sign up at the Publix Zone, during the event, to reserve your seat in one of the two classes.
About Publix Aprons Cooking School:
Publix Aprons Cooking Schools are designed to give our customers a kitchen to learn, practice, and have fun in. Our classes are meant to entertain, amuse, and inspire you, giving you confidence no matter what you’re cooking up. Our classes cover a world of cuisines and trendy topics, a baker’s dozen of techniques, special seasonal topics, and even guest appearances by celebrity chefs—TV stars, cookbook authors, and local restaurateurs. You can even schedule private, customized classes for special occasions from showers to birthdays to company team-building events.
2019 Bands: Wilted Chilis & The Daniel Heitz Band
Special Guests: Drumlines of America
Orlando Fun Crew KIDS ZONE
Kids DJ Renee Adams, Bounce Houses, Interactive Games, and Prizes!
When you need another option then just chili, stop by one of our tasty food vendors stations.
As you venture through Orlando Chili Cook-off don’t forget to check out our Sponsors plus wonderful vendors attending that day.
Vendors at the 10 Year Anniversary:
J. Olive Design 9 Round Walls of Pho Hoa Local Artists
Do you want to be involved in this staple community event?
Please contact Zackary@EventsForChangeInc.org
Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors
The Orlando Chili Cook-off is proud to announce
We are the 2021 ISC World Qualifier!
Be one of our top competitors to compete in the ISC World Champion Chili Cook-off!
Think you make a mean chili?
ORLANDO CHILI COOK-OFF IS PROUD TO BENEFIT CAMARADERIE FOUNDATION & BASE CAMP CHILDREN’S CANCER FOUNDATION!
Camaraderie Foundation’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional and spiritual support for all branches of Post-9/11 Veterans, Service members and their families.
The Camaraderie Foundation provides access to mental health counseling services, at no expense, to these Military Service Members, Post-9/11 Veterans and their families. Our warriors and their families experience Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military sexual trauma, divorce, substance abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse and other problems which we serve through the private sector and may supplement and/or add to existing government programs. With your support we can help these Service Members and their families. Eighty-two cents of every dollar raised is spent directly on our programs.
We seek to provide Military Service Members, Post-9/11 Veterans, and their families with support, encouragement and counseling to alleviate the stress associated with their transition from the battlefield back into society by building a strong community of support around them. Through the healing of their invisible wounds, we are truly Saving Lives – Saving Families.
Our mission at BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation is to provide a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the day-to-day challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.
We’ve served Central Florida children and families since 1982. Our goal at BASE Camp is to be a consistent presence that families can rely on. We support our families long-term throughout their journey—giving you the strength you need to complete the climb.
What Does BASE Camp Mean?
- We Believe Every Child Deserves a Childhood.
- We Achieve the Impossible Every Day.
- We Support Patients & Families.
- We Educate So That You Can Help Us.
We’re BASE Camp: Your Support Base for Children’s Cancer.
Like the base encampments that are built as climbers ascend mountains, our programs offer a place to stop along the journey for rest, nourishment, encouragement, and strength to finish the climb.
Cancer, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other rare/orphan hematological diseases can be such mountains in children’s lives. BASE Camp serves as the support “base” where patients and their families can turn to for help and support on their journey.
ORLANDO CHILI COOK-OFF ALSO SUPPORTS:
Kiwanis Club of Greater Orlando – Winter Park is a community service organization where professionals, retirees, students, and civic volunteers all come together with one common goal: serving the needs of children in Central Florida. For more information visit KiwanisGO.com.
The Milk District is Orlando’s most vibrant Main Street, enhancing and preserving the small business community while nurturing the arts, music, culture, ongoing development and the commercial interests of our creative District. The Milk District nonprofit exists to raise funds to enhance the interests of our diverse community. We provide the voice of our District in community affairs and act as the cultural hub for our community. For more information visit TheMilkDistrict.org.
ORLANDO CHILI COOK-OFF PRODUCED BY:
Events for Change is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing unique and exciting public and private events where proceeds are donated to deserving local charities and other not-for-profit organizations. The staff at Events for Change provides professional event planning and management services at a minimal cost to ensure the benefiting charity receives an optimal return. Our goal is to raise as much money and exposure as possible for these great causes while providing a fun experience for attendees.
Join in the “Good Times for Great Causes!”
2019 Dixie Dharma World Vegan Chili Dog Eating Challenge
8 LOCAL Eaters • 6 Minutes • 1 Champion
The Dixie Dharma World Vegan Chili Dog Eating Challenge benefits Dixie Dharma Kids.
Would you like to compete in this years’ challenge?
Local Competitors to be announced!
2018 Dave & Buster’s World Chili Eating Challenge
Congratulations to Carmen Cincotti for winning the World Chili Eating Challenge and setting a new world record!
1st Place- Carmen Cincotti – 9.75 32oz bowls of chili; 312 oz.; 2.438 gallons NEW WORLD RECORD