5th Annual Bless Back Worldwide Chili Cook-off

Come join us and enter your best chili in the competition or just to enjoy unlimited chili samples. Then cast your vote to crown a winner in categories like “Best Overall”, “Tongue Burner” and “Most Creative”. The winner’s will receive a cash prize!! Enjoy live music, raffles and family-friendly fun, with all proceeds benefiting the programs of Bless Back Worldwide in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.


Date and Time

Saturday, November 12, 2022
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST


Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
3000 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217

Think your chili has what it takes to win?!

Competition Guidelines:

  • $25 entry fee paid with registration; each team will receive a cook-off t-shirt and be able to participate in tasting
  • You need to decide on a chili or team name
  • Chili categories : Best Overall / Tongue Burner / Most Creative / Vegetarian
  • You must make at least (3) gallons of chili-this is equal to 2 regular crockpots full
  • Teams will be provided with tasting cups, spoons, napkins, plastic gloves, team sign, a space to set up and access to an electrical outlet
  • Teams must provide a chili warmer (to keep the chili at 140 degrees or above for the duration of the event), a ladle for serving and an extension cord.
  • Teams must stay for the duration of the event and be present for the 5:30 PM winner announcement.
  • All proceeds go to support Bless Back Worldwide’s sustainable initiatives in healthcare, business and education.