Chili Cook-off Chef Registration Form

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Hello Chili Cook-Off Participant!!!

Thank you for deciding to participate in the City of Sausalito’s 40th Annual Chili Cook Off! 

· Check in opens on Sept. 22nd at 7:00 am. Once you check in you will receive your booth number and a staff member will direct you to your 10X10 booth space so you can begin set up. Check in closes at 8:00 am, please plan on arriving before check in closes.


· All chili must be cooked that morning at the park. Ingredients may be prepared prior to the cook-off and be put together at the event. Beans may be presoaked, onions chopped, garlic pressed, etc. 


· Tasting will begin at 12:00 PM SHARP and NOT before.  Please plan accordingly and start cooking in time to have your chili ready to taste by noon.


· 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are awarded in two different categories:

Judges Choice:  A panel of elite judges will be tasting and judging your chili. Chili for the Judges’ tasting will be collected at 1:00pm.

Peoples Choice: All participants will purchase a bracelet and in doing so will receive “voting beans”.  They will use these to vote for their favorite chili.

Judging for People's Choice ends at 3:15pm or whenever you run out of Chili - whichever is earliest. Your voting bucket WILL be taken when you run out of chili - no exceptions.


· One booth will also receive the Best Booth Award. This award goes to the booth with the best decorations, set-up, costumes, ambiance.  This will be decided by a secret mystery judge.


· You must cook a minimum of 15 gallons of your famous chili. (20 gallons is recommended)


· Contestants will bring their own materials, supplies, pots, stoves, utensils, tables, and cooking apparatus. There is no electricity available for heat source.


· Each team registered by (AUGUST 31) will receive two free 2018 Chili Cook Off  aprons (with their booth name printed on it) and two Chili Cook Off participant ribbons.


· Please remember this is a family event and use good taste in displays and attire.


· You will be provided compostable 4oz. tasting cups and spoons by the City of Sausalito.


We are having a MANDATORY Chef Meeting on Tuesday September 11 at 6:30pm in the Game Room at City Hall.


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Chili Participants shall indemnify, defend and save the City of Sausalito, its officers, elected

and appointed officials, employees, contractors and agents harmless from and against any and

all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages and/or causes of action of any kind arising out of any

bodily injury, personal injury, property damage or in violation of any federal, state or municipal

law or ordinance or other cause in connection with the activities of the Chili Participants, or

on account of the performance or character of the Chili Participants operation of the booth or

otherwise related to its performance of this Agreement to the extent that any such liability,

claims, suits, actions, damages and/or causes of action arises out of the intentional, negligent or

willful misconduct of the Chili Participants.


I agree to the above indemnity and acknowledge it by typing my name in the box below.

I agree to the above indemnity and acknowledge it by typing my name in the box below.