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Chili Cook Off

3rd Annual Chili Cook Off

One of the hottest events of the year!

The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business and Johnsonville Sausage present the 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off on September 21, 2013 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in Ketner Hall on campus.

About the Cook Off
Whether you want to COOK and COMPETE or you just want to EAT, you are bound to have a whole lot of FUN!! General admission is $10, which includes chili samples, complimentary water and soft drinks.

Live Music to Be Provided
The Dionne, Hodges, Murphy Trio consists of three working stiffs who enjoy playing music with each other whenever they can. Justin Dionne (vocals/guitar), Andrew Hodges (vocals/lead guitar), and Duggan Murphy (percussion) have been playing together for almost 3 years. They have performed shows everywhere around Salisbury and beyond from downtown clubs and bars, to private parties, charity events, and everywhere in between. These guys pride themselves on playing 'good music' that everyone will enjoy listening to and having fun doing it!

Free Student Admission:
Students presenting a Catawba ID will be admitted for free.



chili-pepper.png Teams are judged in two divisions:             
  • Johnsonville Sausage Division
    1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place 
    (Recipe must contain a Johnsonville product)
  • College/Community Division
    1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place

A People's Choice Award is presented based on a general public vote for the favorite chili.
Read Cook Off Rules »

Judges Needed!  
Do you consider yourself a chili connoisseur? Do your tastebuds know great chili when they taste it? If so, we would like to volunteer to be a judge for our Chili Cook Off! Please contact Angelia Bates at (704) 637-4405 or



The registration fee for teams of up to FIVE members to enter the Cook Off is just $25. Registration is FREE to all of last year's winners. The registration deadline is September 16th.

Register Now

Contact Angelia Bates at (704) 637-4405 or with questions or for more information. Also, please be sure to read the complete Cook Off rules.



  • GOLD LEVEL: $500
    Name on the event banner (registration by August 30th required for banner), name recognition on all press releases, company logo on all event flyers and any printed media, and twelve complimentary tickets.
  • SILVER LEVEL: $250    
    Name recognition on all press releases, company logo on all event flyers, and eight complimentary tickets.
  • BRONZE LEVEL: $100    
    Name recognition on all press releases and four complimentary tickets.

    Sponsorships include one team registration of up to five members.

Register as a SponsorIf you would like to sponsor this event, contact Angelia Bates at (704) 637-4405 or Net proceeds from this event support conference travel for the students and faculty of the Ketner School of Business.



View a complete list of rules for the Chili Cook Off.


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