Lake County, Illinois, CVB - - Chili Cook Off at Gorton Community Center

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Chili Cook Off at Gorton Community Center

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 4-6 p.m.

Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Chili Cook Off at Gorton Community Center

Baby it’s Cold Outside!  Our Chili Cook Off is sure to be perfect time to warm up for a fun family night at Gorton!  Come to compete or come enjoy the delicious chilis.

If you decide to compete, enter your team and bring two Crockpots filled with your chili and bring the list of ingredients.  Private judges (by invitation only) vote for their favorite chili recipe and we will have first, second and third place winners!  Winners will be announced at 5:45.

Local artisan Laura Carney's Lolo Pottery will be on sale at the event. 


Miscellaneous Information
$5 to attend, $50 to compete. Each contestant/team must supply 3 quarts and two slow cookers with cooked ready to eat chili. Set up time will be 3:15pm/event opens to public at 4:00. Contestant/team will be assigned a set up area and must keep it safe and clean. Each team has the opportunity to be featured on our website (please provide photo and “chili bio”) Please bring a copy of your recipe (unless it’s a family secret!) and a chili star rating of spice level (we will provide)

Admission Fee

For more information, call 847.234.6060

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