25th Annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off
March 18, 2018 – 2nd of Nisan, 5778 – ב׳ בְּנִיסָן תשע״ח
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
…an event worth waiting for…
$12 for adults (Ages 11 and up)
$6 for children ages 3-10 – includes a free hot dog.
Children 2 and under are welcome to attend at no charge
If you love chili—and almost everyone does—then mark your calendar and save the date for March 18, 2018.
It is time for the 25th Annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off.
While the memories of from every single Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off of the past 24 years brings smiles to our faces, the best is yet to come.
Making Chili — The Video
Enjoy 84 seconds of chili making fun from previous years.
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.
A Big Idea that Spread
The cook-off is large, with 40 to 50 teams participating in a blind-tasting competition. They compete for best honors from culinary judges, plus the people’s choice. Using 1,300 pounds of beef, plus oodles of veggies and seasonings—and many secret ingredients—the teams prepare 940 gallons of chili or thereabout.
Following its beginnings 25 years ago and its effective work in building community, the cook-off has been replicated throughout Texas and the USA.
And the Dallas cook-off raises support for local not-for-profit organizations.
Dallas Vaad Assures Kosher Chili
Of course, all recipes at the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off start, stay and end 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 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!
Music by Mazik Brothers Band and R&R Band
Expect to enjoy the Mazik Brothers Band and R&R Band at the 2018 Kosher Chili Cook-off. You won’t be disappointed. They cover popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. You know the lyrics and you more than likely want to sing along. Do it.
Bring the Kids! Bring the Grandchildren!
The Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off comes complete with a midway for younger people. It includes air-inflated play areas, bungie bounce, hoop-shooting, baseball hitting, fishing, slides and our ever-popular rock-climbing wall. Bring the kids. Bring the grandchildren. Enjoy the fun.
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 24th 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.
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