We may still be in winter, but don’t worry because things are sure to heat up with the Annual Chili Cook-Off St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with the Highlands Business Partnership at the Proving Ground Waterfront Dining on Sunday, February 23.
The Highlands Business Partnership’s Chili Cook Off fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3-7PM at Proving Ground, 56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ. Tickets are $30.00 and include samplings of chilis, two beer tickets and two voting ballots. There will be performances by bag pipe bands and Daly’s Irish Dancers. All proceeds will benefit the
2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
There will be two Chili Cook Off contests. The “Professional” Cook Off (commercial) will begin at 4PM sharp and the “Amateur” Cook Off (residents) will begin promptly at 5PM. Once the chili lovers have tasted all contestants’ chili, they will vote for their favorite and drop their ballot in the ballot box. The results will be tallied and the winners will be announced at 6:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each contest. In addition to the People’s Choice, there will be an independent panel of judges.
Chili Contestant Rules:
There is a $10 entry fee and you are required to pre-register and make a minimum of 3 lbs of chili. Chili must be presented in a sanitary crock-pot or similar pot and served at a temperature of 180 degrees.
Chili tasting cups, spoons, and napkins will be provided. You must bring your own fixings such as cheese, scallions or any other garnish you wish to present with your sample. We recommend that you arrive at least thirty minutes prior to the start of the contest in order to set up your area. We will be registering a maximum of twelve Amateur Chili Cooks (residential) and twelve (Commercial) Chili Cooks.
To compete, register here https://highlandsnj.wufoo.com/forms/ro1bckd09og7vv/
For additional information, please call 732-291-4713.
Tickets for the annual chili cook-off St. Patrick’s parade fundraiser are available through the link below. It’ll be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Proving Ground Waterfront Dining on 56 Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, NJ.