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Ticket sales for this event ended Wed, Sep 18, 2019

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The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) will host the 26th Annual Chili Cook-off on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at The River Ranch at Carmel Valley Ranch located at One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, California.  The event will begin at 5:00 pm with over 20 professional and amateur contestants and conclude at 8:00 pm. Leave it to Carmel Valley to bring the best professional chefs in the county combined with pure hearted, chili-loving amateur chefs to compete in a beautiful setting while sipping on unique Hornitos margaritas, prepared especially to please ones palette for a winning vote.

Chili chefs and Margarita Bartenders will be competing for a People’s Choice award or the coveted “Golden Ladle” award voted on by our expert foodie judges, the past three year Professional People's Choice winners: Chef Fabrice Roux, ROUX & CV Chophouse; Chef Anna Steege, Bernardus Lodge and Chef Jason Trujillo, Santa Lucia Preserve. Together these chefs/judges will blind taste both the professional and amateur chili's to determine who wins first place and who wins Honorable Mention.

To compete in the Professional or Amateur Chili and/or the Professional Margarita competition email People Choice Awards will be given to each category in first, second and third place by attendees text vote. Past contestants included Carmel Valley Athletic Club Cafe, Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley Ranch, Los Laureles Lodge, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Jerome's Carmel Valley Market, ROUX, Bernardus Lodge and many more.

Tickets include ALL YOU CAN EAT chili, one glass of wine from *Carmel Valley Wine Experience, iced tea and Earthbound Farms salad

Hornitos Margaritas are available for purchase at the event or you can purchase in advance a Hornitos Margarita Flight (4oz. tastings of our 6 Margarita Contestants creations and an event ticket).

Please bring your mobile device to the event to cast your vote for your favorite chili and margarita!!

*One glass of Carmel Valley Wine Experience wine or one soda is included in the ticket price.  Margaritas and other drinks are purchased separately at the event unless purchased in advance from the options listed on this page.

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The River Ranch at Carmel Valley Ranch
One Old Ranch Road,
Carmel, CA 93923