Chili Challenge is an event to generate community and financial support for Boys & Girls Club of Rochester. We expect to have 3,000+ attendees sampling chilies from over 25 participants. Participants will include local businesses, restaurants, and other community representatives. The event will offer family activities, live music, decorated booths, and a variety of chilies and other foods to enjoy.
After much success in 2015 & 2016, we are thrilled to bring back the Homebrew Competition. Many local beer enthusiasts will offer samples of their home-brewed beer for tasting, side-by-side with Rochester’s professional brewing companies.
We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to serve in all event planning capacities. If you'd like to be a part of the fun and excitement of Chili Challenge 2017, please contact Lori Trotman at 507.226.0107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for making our 2016 event a success!
Thank you to our generous 2016 sponsors!
Announcing our Chili team winners:
The Real Deal category (judging panel):
1) Mayo Clinic KER Unit
2) Five West
3) Nerofibromatosis Network
Anything Goes category (judging panel):
1) Somerby Golf Club
2) Premier Bank (chili made by Pappy's Place)
3) The Loop
Vegetarian (judging panel):
1) Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
2) Rochester Sand & Gravel (chili made by Tonic)
3) Boys & Girls Club of Blooming Prairie
Publicly Judged Awards:
Spicy Spirit: Mayo Clinic KER Unit
Kids' Choice: Med City Moms
People's Choice:Nerofibromatosis Network
Brewers' Choice: John Eischen
People's Choice: John Eischen