Ready for some chili?

It is hard to believe that today is the 22nd annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cookoff.

Join us from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm today. Rain or shine, although as of this writing, it looks like cloudy but no rain (be prepared for mud after last night’s rain).

Remember: The easiest transportation option is to park at the Dallas JCC and take the shuttle bus to the cookoff. Door-to-door service and you don’t have to compete against fellow Kosher-chili fans for limited parking spots in the residential neighborhood surrounding Tiferet Israel.

Another tip: bring a compact bag with you… there are usually giveaways and you may want to purchase special chili merchandise. Even if you’re not a collector, you may be looking for a spot to put your water bottle while visiting each booth.

See you at this year’s event!

 

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It’s That Time of the Year… Time for the Annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off

Fast Facts about the 21st Annual DKCCO

Read more in this week’s Texas Jewish Post featured article.

What

Chili Tasting, Kosher Food Court, Kids’ Rides & Games, Silent Auction, Vendors, Music by the Mazik Brothers

When

10:30 am – 4:00 pm on March 30, 2014

Where

Congregation Tiferet Israel, 10909 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

How

Best way to arrive is to park for free at the JCC and ride the bus to Tiferet

 

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In the News!

Check out all the news outlets who are reporting on the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off! Attendance estimates for the event at over 4,500 people!!

Our amazing feature in the TJP! - http://tjpnews.com/?p=4814

TJP Dallas Doings – http://tjpnews.com/?p=4811

Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller -  http://www.joyofkosher.com/2012/03/19th-annual-kosher-chili-cook-off-held-in-dallas/

JTA Global Jewish News - http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/20/3092246/thousands-turn-out-for-kosher-chili-cook-off-in-dallas

 

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Photos from the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off – 2012

The weather was perfect—cloudy with zero rain. The photos tell the rest.

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CHILI COOK OFF RESULTS

Turkey Chili: Temple Shalom
Veggie Chili: Anshai Torah
Beef Chili: 1st Place Moishe’s House
2nd Place Shearith Israel
3rd Place Jewish Federation

Congratulations to all the teams for participating in this fabulous event!
Save some room for next year’s chili!

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Did you know? Things we saw and learned at the DKCCO

DKMS is one of many organizations that do bone marrow donation swabs. They all register results with the national registry but DKMS has some advantages over the other organizations.

Seen in the Tiferet hallway: An indoor traffic jam started by the stilt cowboy.

Standing room crowd for the Pitzel Puppet Players show. Will these new fans come to monthly performances during each school year?

Vendors selling a wide and exciting variety of products. So much fun to shop!

 

 

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Office Manager Reporting in on an outstanding Cook-off

Since this is my first Chili Cook-off, I had no idea what to expect. I can safely say that I am beyond impressed with the amazing job that all our wonderful volunteers have done to make this Chili Cook-Off a super successful day!
An organization that depends on volunteers is at the mercy of the whims of those members. I am so proud to say that Tiferet Volunteers put their synagogue and this Cook-Off first on their calendars and in their hearts. There is a real spirit of willingness and giving in the air.
We have to call this day a huge success! People from all over the community are enjoying delicious chili, fellowship, fun for all ages and the company of their peers. The halls are crowded, the tents have lines waiting to taste the chili, the hamburgers, hotdogs and falfals are being in enjoyed. Cotton candy and popcorn are making children’s faces light up. A cold drink cools the fire of all that chili!
I am proud to be a part of all this excitement and hope that you have joined us for this event. If not, why not? I hope that we will see you at the 20th as we strive to top this year’s event. What a big task that will be!

Mazel Tov Tiferet! And to The 19th Annual Kosher Chili Cook-Off !

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Rate the Chili – Blog Chili Rating Scoresheet – Blogger Edition

Live from Dallas… It’s the Dallas  Kosher Chili Cook-off!

“How goodly are your tents oh Jacob…”

Eight tents with delicious chili. Find your favorite team.

Even if you can’t make it to Dallas to taste the chili, we can provide a rating of each one…

Tent Color: Orange

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Magen David Adom  *
2 Bnai Zion  *
3 Anshai Torah  *
4 Far N. Dallas Democrats  B  3 chipotle peppers
5 Legacy Senior Communities  B  1 ancho chili  cumin
6 Temple Shalom  T  6 poblano peppers  corn, sweet peppers
7 Beth Torah  B 5 cinnamon, nutmeg
8 Jewish Federation  B 7 chipotle coffee, beer

 

Tent Color: Green

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Yavneh  B 4
2 Jewish Studies Initiative  B 5 good flavor
3 Tiferet Israel V 8
4 Akiba Academy B 4
5 Levine Academy B 4
6 InTown Chabad B 6
7 Chabad of Dallas B 7 taste only heat
8 Tiferet Israel B 5

 

Tent Color: Red

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 DATA Central B  3
2 Torah Day School B  5 lots of garlic
3 Westin Starwood Hotels B 6
4 Hadassah V 4
5 Hebrew Men’s Poker Association B 9,10+  Difference of opinion between two tasters on heat level
6 Chabad of Texas A&M B 6
7 DATA of Far North B 7
8 DATA of Plano B 5

 

Tent Color: Yellow

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Shearith Israel B  5  chili
2 Tom Thumb B 2  toasted
3 Nishmat Am  T 8  lots of chilis
4 Temple Emanu-El B 1 veggies and meat
5 Republican Jewish Coalition B 4  soupy
6 Jewish War Veterans B 2  beefy
7 Moishe’s House B 8  lots of spice
8

 

Tent Color: Purple

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Sha’are Tefilla B 4 beefy
2 Sephardic Torah Center B 5  tomato and onion
3 UT Dallas Hillel B 1 Lots of veggies
4 Camp Nageela B 2  tomato sauce
5 The Garden Club T 1
6 Tiferet Israel – Poultry Pioneers T 3
7 North Texas Mensa T 2  chili pepper
8 Chabad of Plano B  3

 

Tent Color: Blue

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Ohr HaTorah  *
2 Toras Chaim  *
3 Jewish Family Services  V  4
4 Southwest Jewish Congress  V 6
5 Dallas Kosher  *
6 Dallas Hebrew Free Loan  *
7 JCC -  J Team  B 7
8 JCC – Chai Campers  B 3

* Our apologies to those teams we didn’t rate this year. We hope to catch you next year.

Special thanks to tasters Michael A. Cohen, Doug Cathcart, and Michelle Sullum for tasting, rating and noting heat levels and flavors.

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PJ Story Time is Blogging at the Kosher Chili Cookoff!!!

PJ Library is having a fabulous time here at the Kosher Chili Cookoff. We just had our first Story Time in the Library Room #4. We will have another Story Time at 1 pm. Please join us as we have Pam Fine read to the little ones. Did you know Passover is just around the corner? Our arts and crafts project is getting ready for just that, making your own Seder plate.  Come enjoy a nice quiet time sitting together, reading together, learning together!!! Happy Eating!!!

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Rate the Chili – Blog Chili Rating Scoresheet DIY Edition

“How goodly are your tents oh Jacob…”

Eight tents with delicious chili. Find your favorite team.

Tent Color: Orange

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1= mild  to 10 = hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Magen David Adom
2 Bnai Zion
3 Anshai Torah
4 Far N. Dallas Democrats
5 Legacy Senior Communities
6 Temple Shalom
7 Beth Torah
8 Jewish Federation

 

Tent Color: Green

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1- mild  to 10 – hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Yavneh
2 Jewish Studies Initiative
3 Tiferet Israel V
4 Akiba Academy
5 Levine Academy
6 InTown Chabad
7 Chabad of Dallas
8 Tiferet Israel B

 

Tent Color: Red

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1- mild  to 10 – hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 DATA Central
2 Torah Day School
3 Westin Starwood Hotels
4 Hadassah
5 Hebrew Men’s Poker Association
6 Chabad of Texas A&M
7 DATA of Far North
8 DATA of Plano

 

Tent Color: Yellow

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1- mild  to 10 – hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Shearith Israel
2 Tom Thumb
3 Nishmat Am
4 Temple Emanu-El
5 Republican Jewish Coalition
6 Jewish War Veterans
7 Moishe’s House
8

 

Tent Color: Purple

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1- mild  to 10 – hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Sha’are Tefilla
2 Sephardic Torah Center
3 UT Dallas Hillel
4 Camp Nageela
5 The Garden Club
6 Tiferet Israel T
7 North Texas Mensa
8 Chabad of Plano

 

Tent Color: Blue

Team Name B/T/VBeef/ Turk/ Veg Heat Index (1- mild  to 10 – hot) Main Flavors Other Flavors
1 Ohr HaTorah
2 Toras Chaim
3 Jewish Family Services
4 Southwest Jewish Congress
5 Dallas Kosher
6 Dallas Hebrew Free Loan
7 JCC -  J Team
8 JCC – Chai Campers

 

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