Can you handle the heat?

 

What You Need to Know

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 

  • Attendees will receive 3 voting tickets, with more available for purchase. Teams will collect tickets. Winner to be determined by total number of tickets collected.
  • Tasting is unlimited.
  • Chance to win silent auction items, basket raffles and a 50/50!
  • The facility will provide electricity, sample sized serving cups, tasting spoons, ticket receptacle, one table and chairs to all teams.
  • Each team will need a crock pot or electric cook top as the chili must maintain a temperature of 165° per the Department of Health.
  • Teams will also need a cooler, paper towels, serving spoons, pot holders, and a meat thermometer. A plastic table cloth to cover at least a six foot table is required. Other décor is optional.
  • A minimum of 4 gallons of prepared chili is required.
  • Part of the competition is the presentation; teams are encouraged to be creative in their approach to earning tickets.
  • Tickets can be cast until 4 pm. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded. First prize is $300, Honorable Mention is $100.
  • Chili must be homemade and prepared in advance of event. It must be prepared in a kitchen that has been inspected and approved by the Department of Health of that county (eg., restaurant, church, fire hall, school, etc.) without exception. A copy of the site’s inspection certificate will be required to be presented with the chili.
  • Check in will begin at noon. Ample parking is available. Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis based on registration dates.
  • No outside alcohol may be brought into the event. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.
  • Register by January 15, 2017! Register below! It is free to participate. Each team will receive free admission for two participants.
  • Teams are encouraged to promote themselves and bring attendees on the day of the event to improve their chances of winning. Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door, includes 3 voting tickets. 
  • Additional voting tickets are $5. A donation of 2 canned goods at the door reduces admission to$15.
  • Email questions to chili@rotarybnmc.org.
 
 
 

 

 
Sponsorship Information
To become a sponsor and support the 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off competition, visit this link: https://squareup.com/store/RotaryBNMCC/item/chilifest-cookoff-sponsor 
 
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for:
 
$5,000 Presenting Sponsor
 
  • "Presenting by" company name listing in promotional materials
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Company logo displayed in multiple locations at venue
  • Company name and logo printed on posters and promotional ads
  • Company name, logo and link to company website on Rotary Chili Cook-Off 2017 website
  • Full-page ad in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 10 tickets to the event
$2,500 Gold (Chipotle) Sponsor
 
  • Company name or logo on event signage
  • Company name and logo printed on posters and promotional ads
  • Company name, logo and link to company website on Rotary Chili Cook-Off 2017 website
  • Full-page ad in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 6 tickets to the event
$1,000 Silver (Habanero) Sponsor
 
  • Company name or logo on event signage
  • Company name and logo printed on posters and promotional ads
  • Company name, logo and link to company website on Rotary Chili Cook-Off 2017 website
  • Half-page ad in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 4 tickets to the event
 
$500 Benefactor (Cumin) Sponsor
 
  • Company name or logo on event signage
  • Quarter-page ad in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 2 tickets to the event
 
$250 Supporting (Coriander) Sponsor
 
  • Company name or logo on event signage
  • Company listing in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 2 tickets to the event
 
$100 Friend (Paprika) Sponsor
 
  • Company listing in the Chili Cook-Off program book
  • 2 tickets to the event
 
 
Your Support Counts!
Rotary BNMC has a goal of directing 70% of its resources to supporting service projects in the medical campus community and 30% to international projects. Each of these organizations received between $1,00 and $3,000 from our Club during this past year. With your help, here is how we have been able to make a difference!
 
Health Sciences Charter School (http://www.healthsciencescharterschool.org/) 
 
Rotary BNMC provided the funds needed for the School to form and operate a local chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. In addition, we will be involved with providing hands-on support to the faculty advisors, mentoring students and helping to a develop long-term sustainability plan for the chapter.
 
Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers - Moot Community Center: (http://www.bfnc.org/about-the-moot-center) 
 
Rotary BNMC provided funding for equipment and supplies to establish vegetable gardens at the Center. The gardens will provide the Center's seniors with access to space that will foster outdoor physical activity and produce healthy food for their consumption and to distribute to other seniors in the community. The gardens are designs in a way that will be a permanent part of the Center and provide healthy benefits for years to come.
 
Polio Plus Campaign: (http://www.endpolio.org/)
 
Every dollar Rotary commits to polio education will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year through 2018. These funds help to provide much-needed operational support to medical personnel, laboratory equipment, and educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations and private individuals all play a crucial role in funding. 
 
Paul Harris Fellow: (https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition)
 
During 2016, Rotary BNMC recognized two of our founding members Patrick Whalen and Sonya Stutts with a contribution in their name to the Rotary International Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellow Recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have made contributions in their own name of $1,000 or more to The Rotary International Foundation. 
 
Check out last year's Chili Cook-off