Chili Cook-Off

President of United Methodist Men: Jared Rudd




(See ALL AUCTION items below rules and regs on this page)

Chili Cook-Off
First United Methodist Church
Sponsored by United Methodist Men
300 North Sherman
Ennis, Texas

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m



A. CHILI COOKED ON SITE - All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cookoff. All chili must be prepared in the open (no cooking in motorhomes, etc.).


  1. CHILI COOKED FROM SCRATCH - "Scratch" is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes ("just add meat" mixes that contain premeasured spices) are not permitted. No canned ingredients.


  1. NO FILLERS IN CHILI - Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.


  1. SANITATION - Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in as sanitary a manner as possible.

a. INSPECTION OF COOKING CONDITIONS - Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by event staff and/or health officials. Failure to comply is subject to disqualification.

b. COOKS WILL HAVE TO TASTE THEIR CHILI - Chili cooks will be required to remove the lids from their chili cups and taste their chili before turning in for judging. If a contestant refuses, his or her chili will be disqualified.


B. ONE CHILI PER COOK - Each head cook is responsible for preparing one pot of chili that

he or she intends to be judged and turning in one judging cup from that pot. No

more than one judging sample can be taken from any one pot.


C. COOKS MUST SIGN NUMBER SLIPS - Chili cooks must sign their secret ticket slips in ink with their first and last names at the time cups are issued. A cook will not be eligible to win , if their secret ticket is unsigned when presented. Cooks must present their signed secret ticket to win.


D. PROTECT THE JUDGING CUP - Once judging cups have been issued, each head cook is responsible for his or her judging cup. Cooks must not remove or tamper with the ticket on the outside of the cups. Any marked or altered cup must be replaced prior to turn-in or it will be disqualified.


E. FILLING CUPS - Cups must be filled to ¾ inch from the top of the cup or to the level designated at the cooks meeting.


F. CHILI TURN-IN - Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cooks meeting or as otherwise designated by the head judge.


G. PYROTECHNICS - No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cookoff. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cookoff.


H. PENALTIES - Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification of an individual cook for the cookoff. Decisions of the official(s) are final. In case of disqualification, the event official monitoring the cookoff will immediately notify the head cook and give a reason for disqualification. In the event disqualification of a cup of chili occurs after judging has started, it is not necessary that the cook be located or given an explanation for the disqualification.

Chili Cook-Off Registration (Print out and mail or bring copy)


Online Chili Cook-Off Registration (complete online & submit)

Event Schedule

Saturday, January 26, 2019


(Subject to Change-all registered teams will be notified of major changes ASAP)


  7:00 am - Chili Teams may begin setting up in the North Parking Lot of FUMC-Ennis. Open Registration of teams as needed.

10:00 am – Chili Cooks/Teams Meeting - Rule explanation, Judging Criteria, Judge introduction,  Discuss Schedule of Events.  Registration Closed

11:00 am - Chili Judges' Meeting

12:00 noon- Lunch served in FUMC Ennis Family Life Center and Silent Auction Begins

  3:00 pm- CHILI TURN-IN/Judging begins immediately. Silent Auction Closes.

  4:00 pm- Cook-off winners announced. Auction winners may claim winnings.


Silent Auction begins at 1 p.m. ends at 4 p.m.

Camp Cooker, donated by Alan Linson


Four Person Dove Hunt donated by Sand Lake Ranch


Outdoorsman/Hunting Package donated by CSM Tactical Gear


Home Sweet Home Assortment donated by Felcman's


Ultimate Texas Rangers Fan Package


Hampton Bay 30 Inch Outdoor Fire Pit donated by The James Family


Amazon Echo Dot donated by The James Family


Genesis 18v Cordless Drill/Driver donated by Blackland Supply




Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven donated by the UMC Youth of Ennis




Handmade Hunting Knife donated by Micah Smith



We Love Because He First Loved Us Hand Painting from The Colville Family




Coffee Lovers Package donated by The Nelson Family



Benchmade Precipice Knife donated by Benchmade




6 Month Gym Membership donated by Lonestar Fitness Center




Pink and Black Pogo Stick



Antler Beverage Holder donated by The James




$50 Oil Change Voucher & Cap donated by Express Care of Ennis


Deer Processing Package donated by Robert Collins



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