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9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

It's Back. Our 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-off!

Dust off your spoon and loosen your belt — The Art of Life's 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off is here again. We'll be awarding trophies for Best Spirit, People's Choice, Best Meat, Best Veggie and Judge's choice categories.


Saturday, November 4th at 5pm The Arts of Life Chicago Studio (2010 W Carroll Ave Chicago, IL 60612).


Chili Entry tickets are $25 (covers team of 2), this fee and team registration form must be submitted by Friday, October 27th. 

Team Registration Form:


Emcee: Emcee: James VanOsdol (97.9 The Loop, 101WKQX, Car Con Carne Podcast)

Judges: Doug Sohn (Hot Doug’s), Daniel Gerzina (Eater Chicago), Sabina Ott (Artist), Kate McKenna (West Town Chamber of Commerce), and Diane Honeyman (Windy City Cafe)

Performances by: The Arts of Life Band and Chrash


Ghost Pepper

Habanero Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Jalapeno Pepper


General Admission

  • Advance General Admission tickets are $20 and At-The-Door tickets will be $25.
  • Your General Admission ticket includes: unlimited chili, black dog gelato, and two beers!


  • VIP tickets are $50 and include: unlimited chili, black dog gelato, four beers, and a 4:30PM VIP Reception (early chili tastings, meet with the emcee/judges).

Chili Entry

  • Chili Entry tickets are $25 and covers team of 2.

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2017 Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship

Back by popular demand, the Chili Cook-Off attracts 500+ attendees looking to shock their taste buds and support a great cause. Join us in creating an unforgettable evening of good eats and red-hot competition!

Click HERE to view/download the 2017 Sponsorship Brochure.

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