Sedona AZ (December 2, 2012) – All area restaurants are invited to compete at the next Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, a featured event at Tlaquepaque’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, on May 4, 2013. The 2013 Rotary Club of Sedona Cook-Off will have space for sixteen restaurant booths and a beer garden in the Calle de Independencia at Tlaquepaque.
The highly successful May 2012 cook-off was visited by more than seven hundred chili enthusiasts sampling a wide variety of spicy chili.
Verde Valley restaurant chefs are invited to compete in the third annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off with its working definition of a competitive chili as any kind of spicy, stew-like dish cooked with chili peppers, meat (optional) and or beans (optional). Various other spices and ingredients may be added with the exception of rice or pasta.
Participating restaurant chefs will compete for three unique awards: the Best Decorated Booth Award determined by a local area artist, the People’s Choice Award determined by the votes of hundreds of attending chili tasters, and the Judges Award determined by a distinguished panel of chili lovers. The People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice Award winners will receive uniquely crafted “traveling trophies” to display in their restaurants until the next annual cook-off.
A restaurant’s participation in this fun event helps the Rotary Club of Sedona support its many charitable projects which include the Imagination Library, free books to preschool children program, and the Rotary International End Polio Now Project that is focused on the complete eradication of polio world-wide.
The May 4, 2013 forecast is for chili today, hot tomorrow! Contact Eddie Passov at 928-451-4006 for restaurant sign-up information.