FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Bemer
ARE YOU A CHILI CHAMP?
PROVE IT AT THE ARTS OF LIFE 9th ANNUAL CHARITABLE CHILI COOK-OFF
Have you got game when it comes to a game day favorite? Prove it at The Arts of Life 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off. Contestants from all culinary backgrounds are welcome to join -- everyone from professional chefs to home-cookin’ heros. Meat or no meat? You decide. Just make sure you bring the heat. Fame, glory, bragging rights, and a giant handmade spoon trophy could be yours!
Judges this year will be Doug Sohn (Hot Doug’s), Daniel Gerzina (Editor @ Eater Chicago), Sabina Ott (Chicago-based artist), Kate McKenna (West Town Chamber of Commerce), and Diane Honeyman (Windy City Cafe), who will have the difficult task of choosing 2017’s top chili champs. Emcee extraordinaire James VanOsdol (97.9 WLUP, 101 WKQX, and the Car Con Carne Podcast),will be hosting the festivities and keeping the crowd energized. Cooling refreshments will be provided by sponsors Lagunitas Beer Company, Black Dog Gelato, and more! Plus live musical performances by The Arts of Life Band and Chrash, and a special art exhibit also are on tap.
The event takes place 5 pm, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at The Arts of Life studio, 2010 W. Carroll Ave. in Chicago. Interested teams of two can secure a spot for $25. Register by Friday, October 27 at artsoflife.org/chili. Not a cook? Advance all-you-can-eat guest tickets are also available now.
All proceeds benefit The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit arts studio for adults with and without disabilities.
The Arts of Life is people, with and without disabilities, creating an artistic culture to realize their full potential. Opened in 2000, The Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide employment in the arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists. Funded partly by the Department of Human Services, The Arts of Life also greatly depends on fundraising efforts and grants to sustain its program.
Special thanks to our sponsors: The Mitchell Group, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Black Dog Gelato, the West Town Chamber of Commerce, and Direction Printworks