1. Teams must file an Entry Form with below to reserve a spot. Registration due by Saturday, November 5.
  2. The cook-off site will open at 3 p.m. for registration and set up. A mandatory team meeting with cook-off officials will be at 3:30 p.m. to review rules. The competition chili cook-off begins at 4 p.m. Teams will begin serving chili to judges at 5:30 p.m., so don’t be late.
  3. Teams will be assigned a 6’ x 6’ preparation area.
  4. Each team is responsible for all cooking utensils, tables, chairs, cooking ingredients, set up and clean up. A tent or overhead covering of some sort is required.
  5. Each team must supply all cooking equipment: propane camp stove, grills, generators, etc. (Electrical outlets are limited, but water will be available).
  6. All ingredients must come from approved food sources, so it’s absolutely safe for public consumption (No roadkill). For questions, contact the Frederick County Health Department at (301) 600-1029.
  7. Chili powder and other spices are fine and dandy, but complete commercial chili mixes are not permitted. Thickeners such as corn meal, masa or flour are allowed – so are canned tomatoes, chipoltes and beans. No canned chili is allowed.
  8. Teams are encouraged, urged and otherwise motivated to decorate their area and themselves.
  9. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant number by the scorekeeper and given a Styrofoam cup with lid for their chili. An official of the cook-off will deliver the chili entries to the judges for a blind taste test.
  10. Judges will announce the Brunswick’s Best Bowl Chili Cook-off winner around 6 p.m. The winning team will be presented with  big bragging-rights and $200. The decision of the judges is final.
  11. Each team will donate its chili to the Brunswick’s Best Bowl Chili Cook-off for consumption that day. Each team is expected to dispense their chili to the public at 4 p.m. Bowls, spoons and tickets will be provided by FBC Brunswick.

For more information, please call 240-397-4087.

Thank you for your interest in participating in Brunswick's Best Bowl, our 3rd annual Chili Cook-off. Please complete the form below to enter.
  • I have read and understand the cook-off rules. I agree that our team will be responsible for its set up and clean up of assigned booth area.