24th Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off

Best Kosher Chili in Texas
(Therefore the World)

March 19, 2017

Somewhat Immodest Kosher Chili

24 years of lifeOf course it sounds a bit smug, but we really don’t mean it that way. However, we do believe our world-famous cook-off produces the best kosher chili anywhere.

If you want to test it—that is taste it—yourself, the fun starts at 10:30 a.m. on March 19, 2017. It is an all-day chili-fest—with live music, a silent auction, a midway for the kids and more…

Our address is 10909 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas TX 75230. We look forward to seeing you.

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Building Community Beyond the Chili

While the cook-off really is a lot of fun, it also serves a serious purpose. The annual gathering helps build bridges among the diverse communities of Jews living in North Texas. It also extends goodwill to the broader community.

It brings everyone together for a deliciously kosher day of food, fun and fellowship.

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A Big Idea that Spread

The cook-off is large, with 40 to 50 teams participating in a blind-tasting competition. They make 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, or thereabout.

Of course, all cooking starts, stays and ends kosher, under rabbinic supervision by Dallas Kosher, the Vaad Hakashrus.

Following its beginnings 24 years ago and its effective work in building community, the cook-off has been replicated throughout Texas and the USA.

It also raises support for local not-for-profit organizations.

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Dallas Kosher Vaad Hakashrus Logo. D with letter K inside the D.“Dallas Kosher is again so proud to be a critical part of the Jewish event of the year in Dallas—the 24th 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.”

What Makes the Cook-off So Popular

Food! Fun! Fellowship!

Food!
While dozens of chili recipes—some spicy, some not—serve as the most popular food of the cook-off, you can also enjoy other refreshments—edibles, sweets and beverages—from the concessions.
Fun!
Beyond chili, the cook-off offers popular games, exciting rides, professional live music, colorful vendors and a somewhat quiet silent auction. Fun for all ages.
Fellowship!
The cook-off attracts people from all sorts of backgrounds. We all join together to enjoy the day and build some bridges.

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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

Whether you sign up as a team, volunteer as a friend, show up as a vendor, give support as a sponsor, or come by as a taster, the cook-off works to deliver good times for everyone.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Download the team registration form to sign-up your team today. Also, be sure to check out the team information.

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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.

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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.

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More Information

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.

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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.

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