40th Annual Chili Cook-off

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2018-09-22 13.06.22

Chili Cook-off Judges - Kate Gothreau, Assemblymember Marc Levine, Vice-Mayor Joe Burns

And the winners are: 

 Judge’s Choice

1st Place – Team for All Kids
2nd Place – Pt. Bonita YMCA
3rd Place – Chili Willie
4th Place – Jill for Sausalito
5th Place – Cowboy Sausage & Chili Company
6th Place – St. Hilary School

People’s Choice

1st Place – Chili Willie
2nd Place – Big Buck Boys Birthday Bashers
3rd Place – 5th Place Chili
4th Place – You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bowl
5th Place – Chili Spice & Everything Nice
6th Place – The Youngish Society of Sausalito

Best Booth

1st Place – Big Buck Boys Birthday Bashers
2nd Place – You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bowl
3rd Place – St. Hilary School

The Basics:

  • Saturday September 22, 2018
  • 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • **NEW** DUNPHY Park **NEW**
  • Music by bluegrass band Super Mule
  • Unlimited Tasting wristbands $12
  • VIPS will be selling food for those not into chili
  • Rec'ers will be selling beverages
  • Tasting starts at 12:00pm
  • Dog Friendly
  • Chefs Wanted! - Applications for chefs are open! Click here for the online application form.
  • Chef Table/Tent rentals begin on August 20th at 9:00am - call 415-289-4152 for reservations
  • This year's theme is "Happy Birthday" to celebrate Sausalito's 125th Birthday!
  • Click here to download an event flyer


2017 Winners Are:

  • Best Booth
    • 1st Place: OMG!
    • 2nd Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 3rd Place: Chili Dogs
  • Judge's Choice
    • 1st Place: St. Hilary School
    • 2nd Place: Fire in the Soul
    • 3rd Place: Hottie and Nauti
    • 4th Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 5th Place: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
    • 6th Place: The Usual Suspects 
  • Peoples Choice:
    • 1st Place: Buck Boys Boat Chili
    • 2nd Place: Susan for Sausalito
    • 3rd Place: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
    • 4th Place: The Usual Suspects
    • 5th Place: Winston Churchilli
    • 6th Place: Big Dog Chili


  • Any questions about the Chili Cook-off may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov
  • The offices of the Parks & Recreation Department are located at Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA, 94965