Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Holiday Inn Independence 
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

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The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland 
Autism Society of Greater Cleveland 

15th Annual Chili Cook Off
April 22, 2020
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The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC) will host the 15th Annual ASGC Chili Cook Off at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Independence on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Our 2020 event promises to be more exciting with celebrity judges, great food, entertainment, prizes and media coverage. Tickets are $25.00 per person in advance and $30.00 at the door. Tickets are also available online at Eventbrite search “Autism Society of Greater Cleveland Chili Cook-Off”. Last year the Chili Cook Off drew nearly 1,000 people and 40 professional and amateur chefs.

This is an invitation to compete as a Professional or Amateur Chef for this worthwhile event to raise funds to assist individuals and families living in Northeast Ohio whose lives are touched by autism.  In addition, ASGC will provide 25% of the profits from the Chili Cook Off to S.T.A.R. Summer Camp to help defray costs. S.T.A.R. Camp is a private, non-profit organization that provides an inclusive camp for students with disabilities and typical peers. S.T.A.R. Camp’s goal is for individuals with disabilities and typical peers to participate in recreational, academic and social activities in an inclusive environment. Last year S.T.A.R Camp had over 240 participants, age 3 to 22.

Participants are requested to register below by filling out the Chef Participation form and Chef Waiver & Release of Liability form and submit by March 20, 2020.  In addition, rules and guidelines can be found here.   Both Professional and Amateur Chefs are encouraged to submit entry applications. Please retain a copy of the store receipt for all meat ingredients used in your chili to be submitted the night of the event. You are once again asked to bring 6 to 7 gallons of chili, provide serving utensils (3-oz), sterno fuel and chafing dishes to keep the chili hot the entire evening.  No electrical outlets are available for this event. Chili should be fully cooked and hot upon arrival at the Holiday Inn.

Judging Criteria: Aroma, Color, Taste, Overall - Professional and Amateurs will be judged separately.

  • Divisions/awards: Professional Chef and Amateur Chef -1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies People's Choice -1st and 2nd place trophies
  • ASGC will provide bowls, spoons, napkins, and table linens.

ASGC is one of over 100 affiliates nationwide dedicated to increasing awareness about autism and the many challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families. Proceeds from this year's event will continue to help provide education, resources, advocacy, and social activities for those affected by autism.

Thank you for your support!

Holly Oster-Chairperson
ASGC Chili Cook Off/ ASGC Board Member
(216) 392-5152 (Holly) or (216) 556-4937 (ASGC)
Email: Hkwi21@aol.com