4th Annual Builders Exchange Chili Cook-off

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If you love making chili, having a ton of fun and winning a prize for doing it, then enter your chili in the 4th Annual Builders Exchange of Kentucky Chili Cook-Off on February 14, 2014. Dig out your favorite recipe or find a copy of your grandmother’s cookbook and start cooking.  First, second, and People’s Choice will be donated by the Builders Exchange of Kentucky.

Love the taste of chili and socializing with your fellow members?  If so, consider volunteering as a judge or just join us for a FREE lunch courtesy of all of our contestants! 

Chili Judging will start at 11:00 a.m.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Fax the form to 502-459-9803 or e-mail it to Treva Masters (tmasters@bxkentucky.com) to register your chili.

Please register by February 12th.

You can also e-mail Treva if you are interested in judging!

Contestant Information and Rules

1. Anything goes! Red chili, white chili, chili with no beans: whatever you think is best!  Your chili may consist of any kind of meat, pepper, pre-cooked or canned tomatoes, various spices, and other ingredients, such as any variety of beans.

2. Each contestant may enter only one batch of chili. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and People’s Choice.

3. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant number by the scorekeeper.

4. Each contestant will be responsible for turning in his or her crockpot to the judging area by 11:00 AM.

5. All ingredients must be pre-cooked and ready-to-eat.

Judges will vote for the chili they like best based on only the following major considerations.

How your chili will be judged

Appearance & Color – Chili should look appetizing.

Aroma – Chili should smell good.  This also indicates what is in store when you taste it.

Consistency – Chili must have a good ratio between sauce and meat.  It should not be too dry, watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy.

Taste – Taste, above all else, is the most important factor.  The taste should consist of the combination of the meat, spices, etc. with no particular ingredient dominating.

Aftertaste – The aftertaste or “bite” is the heat created by the various types of spices and or peppers.

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