Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off

A video of photos from previous years. Enjoy the photos and the music. Stay healthy. The music is by AlekSound. Is consists of two pieces: Happiness and Siberia, both used by permission.

Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Tiferet Israel and the Chili Cook-off Steering Committee have decided to cancel the cook-off this weekend due to health concerns for the Dallas Jewish and general community, the cooking teams, vendors and volunteers.

“Canceling the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off was a very difficult decision, however, we feel it is the right decision given the current situation.” said Stuart Roosth, President of Tiferet Israel.

“While we believe we had adequate health precautions in place, many have called us with concerns about having so many in our community together at this time. Our primary concern is the health, safety, and welfare of our community members.” Ed Jerome, Chili Cook-off Co-Chair.

27th Annual

Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off

March 15, 2020


Food… Fun… Fellowship…
Friendly Competition…

The Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off brings together the diverse Jewish communities of North Texas for a day of kosher fun. Hosted by Tiferet Israel, the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off brings together the entire Dallas/Fort Worth Jewish community—secular, religious, affiliated and non-affiliated.

More than 40 teams compete for bragging rights of making the best kosher chili in the Metroplex. Chili types include both beef and veggie. Some 4,500 people attend for a day of food, fun and fellowship—all under the same festive tents. Proceeds are shared with other not-for-profit agencies in the Metroplex.

The cook-off offers you:

  • An art show—new this year—presented by Texas Jewish Arts Association.
  • Dozens of teams competing for top honors for the best beef and veggie chilis.
  • Rides and games for children on the mini-midway.
  • Live music.
  • Vendors showing off their products and services.
  • Kosher supervision by Dallas Va’ad.
  • Double-blind judging by food service professionals and celebrities from North Texas.
  • People’s Choice judging for the single best chili of the event.

Free Parking at JCC

Park free at the Jewish Community Center. Ride free climate-controlled bus to cook-off at Tiferet Israel.

Cook-off Location at Tiferet Israel

Located on the campus of Tiferet Israel in North Dallas.

Texas Jewish Arts Association Joins Cook-off

Texas Jewish Arts Association joins the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off this year with an art show and sale. Texas Jewish Art Association is a community of Jewish artists, art professionals and art enthusiasts who create, support, promote and enhance the Jewish arts in Texas.

Drop Off Old Drugs

Drug Take Back program returns to the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off with a drop-off location and information table—both during the event. Participants and passers-by can dispose of out-of-date and unused drugs. Drug Take Back addresses the problem of misusing prescription drugs. Drug abusers often obtain prescription drugs from family and friends. Removing old or abandoned drugs from potential circulation can help reduce the risk of misuse and abuse.