11th Annual Chili Cook Off
Arts of Life-Chicago
November 2, 2019 – November 2, 2019
2010 West Carroll Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Join us in celebrating 11 years of heartburn with celebrity judges Doug Sohn (aka Hot Doug), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City and Chicago Fire), and Clinton Sandifer (aka. ShowYouSuck). 20+ delicious chilis (including vegetarian), Marz Community Brewing beer, Virtue Cider, and Black Dog Gelato await you. Tunes will be provided by Pulaski Squares. Gather your appetites and your friends for this annual community-building event. All proceeds support our artists’ creative practices and professional development.

Tickets now on sale! 

    • General Admission – $20 in advance | $25 at the door.
      • Includes unlimited chili, gelato, and two beers.
    • Super Chili Fan – $35
      • Includes unlimited chili, gelato, three beers, and a limited edition print by Cole Fox.
    • VIP – $50
      • Includes unlimited chili, gelato, four beers, a limited edition print by Cole Fox, a swag bag, and a VIP seating area.
    • A VIP Table – $250
      • Includes four VIP tickets and a reserved table. 
    • Sponsor an Artist Ticket – $40
      • Helps an Arts of Life artist to attend with staff support.

Want to compete? Register your team here.

This event is wheelchair accessible and offers gender-neutral restrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products to this event. Individuals requesting specific accommodations are welcome to contact us at (312) 829-2787.

Thank You to Judges:

David Eigenberg

Doug Sohn

Clinton Sandifer / ShowYouSuck

And Our Event Sponsors and Partners:

Seyfarth Shaw Logo     Tide Cleaners Logo


Black Dog Gelato logo    Virtue Cider Logo

And to Our CCO Planning Committee:

Alexis Bassett, Megan Capps, Jack Flowers, Jake Linn, Lucas McEmery, Doug Sohn, Leonor Vanik