Winners for 2016 Chili Cook-off!
The 23rd annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off is over. The sun shone through wispy clouds in blue skies. The wind blew off and on with enthusiasm. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship of our annual Jewish community building event.
And winners this year are:
People’s Choice: Shaare Tefilla
Veggie First Place: Jewish Family Services
Beef First Place: Moishe House
Beef Second Place: Henry Litoff
Beef Third Place: Tom Thumb
The annual gathering brings together diverse Jewish communities in North Texas for a deliciously kosher day of food, fun and fellowship.
The cook-off also raises support for local not-for-profit organizations.
A Long History of Community Building in North Texas
Following its beginnings 23 years ago, the chili cook-off soon became an important event for creating community among the diverse Jewish people of North Texas. Mirroring its success, the cook-off has been replicated throughout the country.
The cook-off is large, with 40 to 50 teams participating in a blind-tasting competition of beef and veggie chili recipes. Using 1,300 pounds of beef, oodles of veggies and seasonings, and many secret ingredients, the teams prepare a total of 940 gallons of chili. Of course, all cooking starts, stays and ends kosher, under rabbinic supervision by Dallas Kosher, the Vaad Hakashrus.
“Dallas Kosher is again so proud to be a critical part of the Jewish event of the year in Dallas—the 23rd Annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook Off,” said Miranda Winer, Executive Director of Dallas Kosher. “Not only do we provide the kosher supervision for the event, but we also participate with our own chili! People around the country know that this event is one big party for the entire community. And because it’s kosher, all can participate.”
Food! Fun! Fellowship!
What makes the cook-off so popular?
The Crowds Just Keep Coming
In addition to bringing together the Jewish communities of North Texas, the cook-off reachs out to its broader neighborhoods.
Join the Celebration
Parking is Easy and Free at JCC
There’s plenty of free parking at the JCC. And, you can get a free ride both ways on a climate-controlled bus.
Family-Oriented Fun and Prices
Our sponsors help underwrite the cost of the cook-off. This helps keep the ticket prices modest for families and everyone else.
Located in North Dallas
The cook-off resides on the campus of Tiferet Israel at 10909 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas, just north of Royal Lane.
Think Your Chili Team is Hot?
Join the fun. The teams cook beef and vegetarian chili.
Good Food, Good Cause
The Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off is an annual community building event hosted by Congregation Tiferet Israel. The event draws 4,000 to 5,000 people from across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
With the cook-off now in its 21st year, Tiferet Israel continues to share proceeds with local charities.
Healthy, Tasty, Fun
Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off is the funnest, tastiest, healthiest chili cook-off in Texas, the USA and the World! It is probably also the largest kosher chili cook-off you’ve ever seen.
For more information on the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off, please contact the synagogue at (214) 691-3611. You can also use our contact page.
Bring Your Non-Perishable Food
When you attend the Kosher Chili Cook-Off be sure to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.
Non perishables are food items you find in a pantry—oil, sugar, rice, crackers, dried cereal, canned goods and so on.
It is important to provide food that is not out-of-date. Of course, we recognize that out-of-date items do have an additional shelf life but we request that all donated items be up-to-date.
Thank you for helping us be respectful of the individuals and families served by the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.