This website is made possible by donations received from the individual event promoters. We are much obliged for their continued support.
Wondering what happened at the meeting last month? The minutes are posted under the Home tab!
Many thanks to Justin Gillette of San Marcos for getting this story printed in the San Marcos Daily Record on January 19th. Outstanding PR and advance work for the upcoming cookoff at the VFW in San Marcos. Justin did a great job of explaining who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Click on the above image for a readable version of the article content.
Rob is a member of Faded Love Chili, and although he cooked for quite a long time, now works quietly behind the scenes at the back of the stage, helping with tallying the judging sheets. He has been a judge on the final table for the past few years too.
Rob says he stopped cooking after moving to Louisiana as a consultant to FEMA after Hurricane Katrina and has been there ever since. Rob says that in his "real life career," he worked for Hilton Hotels Corp., and retired from his last assignment as VP-Finance for Hilton Reservations Worldwide.
Click on the red box and you'll see we have updated our contact information to include Rob. For those of you that are promoters, after your event please remember to send your recap sheets and entry forms to Rob for sanctioning with a copy to Debbie Turner. The in-boxes are open 24/7.
Please, when packing for an event, remember this!
If you have sent something and have received no response or seen any action taken, please resend to chili.reporter@YAHOO.com and we'll see what happens. Best advice: Never trust autocomplete, autofill or SpellCheck.
(For the season anyway!)
2013, 2014 AND 2015 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Dave Lazarus from Killeen
2015 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
Mick Joplin, Lakeside Village, Texas
Heather Burdick from San Marcos
2016 Tolbert Ladies State Champion
Mike Behr, Manchaca, Texas
2015 Tolbert Texas State Winner
Click on the star for the Official Tolbert Rules in a printable PDF format.
Mike "BB" Hughes & Dwight Hamilton, BFF
A group of friends who just happen to cook award winning chili and BBQ while we raise awareness and funds for some mighty worthy causes.
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host about 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes like the Hill Country Mission for Health, Cerebral Palsy, and the VFW Scholarship Fund to list just a few. Check the Where We've Been and Why We Do It page for beneficiary details for some of the cookoffs.
Most every weekend! Be sure to check the What's Coming Up page for the details on this week's cookoff!
All over Central Texas! For most events we will have a map and/or directions on how to get to the various locations on the Map Page to help you out.