Delray Beach Greenmarket Prepares for 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 22nd


The Delray Beach Greenmarket is hosting its 17th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. – noon. Taking place in Old School Square Park, the event will feature its popular chili tasting made by the best chefs in town, a heated competition, and live performances by local blues band, Hiedi and the El Cats. The competition will be spilt into three categories — traditional, new age and vegetarian. Chefs at each station have five gallons of chili and provide two-ounce samples for excited chili foodies. Attendees will select the best chili for the ‘People’s Choice Award,’ and three professional chef judges will select first, second and third place winners. The victors will receive trophies and bragging rights for their hard work in the kitchen. “This is one of the most anticipated events at the GreenMarket,” said Lori Nolan Delray GreenMarket manager. “It is always fun to see if past winners can keep their title and bragging rights year to year and see how creative our chefs can be!” Admission to the 17th annual Chili Cook-off is free but anyone wanting to compete in the cook-off must pay a $10 entry fee. Deadline to submit entries are Feb. 17, and can be made by emailing name, address, phone number, email, and which category to Old School Square Park is located on 51 N. Swinton Ave. in downtown Delray Beach. For more information, email or call, 561-276-7511.