Thank you to everyone that attended KOB's Annual Cook Off.  On November 14th, the krewe will be presenting a Check to Trinity Cafe at KOB's monthly meeting.  

Are you the best Chili cook in Tampa Bay?

We’ll give you a chance to prove it on Sunday, November 5th when you reach for the top prize with your secret concoction of meat, spices, peppers and whatever else tickles your taste buds and opens your sinuses.  Don't forget we are spicing things up with a little Salsa competition to the mix.

Of course there are rules! After all the local constabulary has to keep the peace between all you high spirited chili cookers and keep our tasters safe. And no bribin’ the judges!

November 5th 1:00pm

                                                   4465 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611


Drink Specials by 81 Bay Brewing:

$2 Lightning and Thunder Lagers until 4pm
$4 All Other Drafts
$5 Wine and Champagne
$15 Bottomless Mimosas from 12pm-4pm

Gizzy's LLC, will be at the Chili Cookoff this year selling their amazing (Vienna Beef) Chicago style Hotdogs. They are going to donate 10% of the proceeds to Trinity Cafe for that afternoon!

Event Information

Chili Contestants

  • Prepare One Crock Pot (average size 6 Quarts) of your best chili recipe prior to the event.
  • Chili must be cooked before the event and ready for tasting.
  • Utensils, and Sample cups will be provided at the event for tasters.
  • If you wish to bring additional condiments (ex. crackers, cheese, etc.) for your chili bring plenty
  • No entry fee required for Contestants.  Open to anyone who would like to attend the event.  This is for charity and proceeds to benefit Trinity Cafe. Only 1 free entry to the event per chili contestant submission. 
    Must Register before November 1st, 2017 to enter.
  • Chili Winning categories: 1st place Best Overall Chili, 2nd place, and 3rd place. 

    Contestants must follow making sure to observe food safety guidelines.  All food items must be kept below 41 degrees or about 135 degree temperature at all times.  When heating food items, two hours prior to take the food from below 41 degrees to above 135 degrees in temperature.  Contestants are responsible for the safety of your own food items.

Salsa Contestants
  • Prepare 1 Quart (32 oz) of your freshest and tastiest salsa for the contest.
  • Salsa must be prepared before the event and ready for sampling.
  • Utensils, and Sample cups will be provided at the event for tasters.
  • Please bring (1) one bag of salsa dipping chips with your salsa. 
  • Discounted entry fee of $10.00 per salsa submission contestantOpen to anyone who would like to attend the event.  This is for charity and proceeds to benefit Trinity Cafe. 
  • Must Register before November 1st, 2017 to enter.
  • Salsa Winning categories:  1st Place and 2nd Place.


    Check-in will begin on Sunday at 11:30 am until 12:45 pm located in the chili / salsa tasting room.  There will be a check-in area for contestants.  

    Contestants will receive their entry wristband and tickets for voting.   
    Brigadoon Volunteers will take your Chili and/or Salsa to the tasting area and assist with setup of ticket drop envelopes and nameplate.  It's that simple!  Relax and have fun!

    Salsa Contestants, We will have bowls for your chips to be put into. 


    Do I need to bring supplies?  No, the Krewe will have cups, spoons, plates, and paper towels etc..

    Who are the Judges?   The attendees.  They will each get a ticket to drop in the envelope of their choice.

    Do I have to serve my Chili / Salsa?  No, The attendees will self-serve and able to vote based on their likings.  

    Can I promote my Chili/ Salsa Entry?  No promotion of contestants chili or salsa. 

    When are the Winners Announced?  At Half-time there will be an announcement and presentation to all the winners.  

    When can I pick up my Crockpot and/or other items?  At the end of the Buccaneer's game, unless your crockpot is empty early.

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