Feb. 27 – Chili Cook Off

      East Texans for Liberty Chili Cook Off

Saturday,  February 27, 2021 – Flyin Feathers Ranch – Gilmer, TX

 

There will be three categories of entries:

                         Elected Officials Division               Corporate Division                  Open Division

A winner will be selected by the judges for each division and then one of the three winners will be declared the “Grand Champion”.  Judging will begin at 4:00 PM.

Additional recognition will be given for  “Best Decorations”, “Best Appetizer”, “Best Cornbread” , “Best Dessert” and “Best Dressed Team”.

The prize for the winners is “bragging rights” until the next East Texans for Liberty in 2023.

Food service will begin at 5:00 PM

Event organizers will provide bowls, spoons, napkins, crackers, beans, and non-alcoholic beverages.

DEFINITION:  Chili is defined as being made with meat, red or green chili peppers, spices and sauce ingredients.  IT DOES NOT CONTAIN BEANS OR PASTA!

ON-SITE PREPARATION: Cooking must be done on site.  Pre-mixing of spices, chopping of onions and the use of canned ingredients like canned tomatoes is permitted.  The meat must not be pre-cooked in any way.  Ingredients must be combined on-site.

TIME LIMIT: Cooking can commence any time after 10:00 AM and must be concluded by 4:00 PM.

CHILI VOLUME:  Entries must prepare at least two quarts of chili.  Even more, will be good because we hope to have a large crowd of attendees to enjoy a chili supper.  A certain amount will be needed for tasting by the judges and the remainder will be enjoyed by the attendees.  Any remaining chili may be donated to the Highway 80 Rescue Mission and the organizers will ensure that it is delivered.

ANONYMITY:  Each entry will be assigned a number for the official judging sheet to ensure that there is no actual or perceived bias on the part of the judges.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Color — Does the chili look appetizing? Does it look bright and colorful or dull and bland?

Aroma — Does it smell good? Does the aroma make you want to dig in?

Consistency — How is the meat-to-sauce ratio? It shouldn’t be runny, mushy or overly thick.

Taste — How is the flavor? Do the ingredients blend well, or is one too overpowering? Does the first bite make you want another one?

Aftertaste — Once you swallow, is there a spicy taste (“bite”) that stays on your tongue? Is it pleasant?

Registration Information:

________Enter a team – $200 (team members will not be required to also purchase meal tickets)

________Purchase meal tickets @ $10 each: ____________ # of tickets.

________SILVER SPONSOR- $500 (in addition to recognition at the event, you are also eligible to enter a chili team and in addition receive 8 meal tickets). We will also enter a chili team.  Circle:  YES / NO

________GOLD SPONSOR- $1,000 (in addition to recognition at the event, you are also eligible to enter a chili team and in addition receive 10 meal tickets). We will also enter a chili team.  Circle:  YES / NO

________PLATINUM SPONSOR- $2,500 (in addition to recognition at the event, you are also eligible to enter a chili team and in addition receive 12 meal tickets. We will also enter a chili team.  Circle:  YES / NO

________ I cannot attend, but I wish to contribute $ ___________.

Make your check payable to the East Texans for Liberty (ET4L) and return with this response form to the mailing address of PO Box 195, Gilmer, TX 75644. Personal, PA, PC, LLC and PAC checks are welcome. Other corporate contributions are acceptable and will be used for administrative expenses as outlined in compliance with State and Federal election law. Your contribution is not tax-deductible.

If you wish to pay by credit card, please visit the East Texans for Liberty website: www.ET4L.org . Then click on the DONATE button. Enter your payment information and note “for Chili Cook Off” in the MESSAGE BOX.

State and Federal laws require political committees to use their best efforts to obtain and report the name, address, occupation, and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100.

*Name  __________________________________________________________

*Address  _______________________________________________________

E-mail ___________________________________________________________

*Occupation ____________________________________________________

*Employer (if applicable) ______________________________________

 

Mail to East Texans for Liberty (ET4L) at the mailing address of PO Box 195, Gilmer, Texas 75644.

If you have a program idea, email us at contact@et4l.org.  Thank you!