Apple Valley Cafe Express, along with the Townsend/Cades Cove Gateway Alliance present:
The Second Annual Charity Chili Challenge!
- Kids (9 and under): $6.00
*Includes chili samples and all the fixins. Proceeds go to the winning participants' charity of choice.
Tickets can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets or by visiting Apple Valley Cafe Express beginning February 2nd.
We are thrilled to announce that all 2018 contestants & their charities have been chosen:
Rules and complete details for the contest:
Contestants must be present or have a representative or two from their organization to serve the chili.
Contestants may pick up metal pans a week prior to the cookoff, and provide 5 gallons of cooked chili in these pans to Apple Valley Café by Saturday February 24th at 10am. Apple Valley Kitchen will heat and prepare your product for serving.
Each organization will be provided an 8 ft table, 2 chairs, table linen, serving utensils, all tasting supplies, voting cards and pens, plus personalized flyers to distribute live and electronically.
Sample plates will be sold for 12.00, and the guest will receive a 2 oz portion of each chili, plus crackers, and toppings.
Guests will vote throughout the day using voting cards, to select 1st, 2nd and 3rd ‘best’ chilis. The chilis with the top three scores will receive the following prizes for their charity:
1. First place – 500.00 **
2. Second place – 350.00 **
3. Third Place – 250.00 **
**Prize awards guaranteed when ticket sales exceed 150 adult purchased meals. In the case of lower than 150 attendance, prize money will be divided as follows: First prize 50% of sales, Second and Third place 25% each.
Contestants are strongly encouraged to invite members and followers on social media prior to the event, and to bring signage, merchandise and literature to promote their charities as well as collection boxes.
Entries accepted through February 15, 2018. Spaces are limited to six participating organizations.