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Chili Bowl/PineWood Derby 2018

Our 4th Annual Chili Bowl, sponsored by Grace Lutheran Youth and Thrivent, will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Grace Lutheran Church Gym. The money raised through this event will support the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer.

Grace Lutheran Church Chili Bowl, February, 3rd 2018

Information for Chili Cookers


  • Setup is at 10:00 a.m. in the GLC Gym
  • Tasting will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Awards presented at 1:00 p.m.
  • There will be 30 minutes for clean up after 1:30 p.m.
  • We will serve judges at 10:45 a.m.

Registration Fee:

The registration fee is due at time of entry and the price is as follows:

  • $35.00 from Monday, January 1 through Sunday, January 21
  • $40.00 from Monday, January 22 through Sunday, January 28

The entry fee includes a tasting spoon for each team member. There will be no walk-in entries. All entries are due by Sunday, January 28 to the GLC Youth Office or via e-mail.

Please make checks out to GLC with Chili Bowl in memo.


  • Red chili (tomato based)
  • Other chili (no tomatoes) - white chili, vegetarian chili, etc.
  • Beyond chili - chili stuffed mushrooms, chili stuffed zucchini, etc.
  • Most creative table display

We base the judging criteria for the chili on color, aroma, consistency, taste, and after taste. For the people's favorite chili, attendees will vote (money) for their favorite chili.

Cooker Requirements:

  • Provide 4-6 quarts minimum of chili (150-200 2 oz. servings) and a serving utensil
  • Bring a list of ingredients to display
  • Table decorations are optional

Provided for Cookers:

  • 4 ft. x 4 ft. table space with 2-4 chairs
  • Electrical hook up
  • Serving cups for tasters
  • Container for people’s favorite votes (money)
  • Tasting spoon (so you can taste the competition!)
  • Free door prize ticket (must be present to win)