WHEELING – Mix one part live audio, two sections festive ambiance and a dash of a
car cruise for the excellent Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook dinner-off recipe!
The once-a-year occasion is set for noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, Aug. 7 at Wheeling’s
Heritage Port, and organizers are aiming for the major and most effective ever. The celebration is absolutely free and
open up to the public, but “taster” cups for chili and beverages will be bought by the United Way.
Committee Chair Rose Humway-Warmuth reported all proceeds from the Cook-off will benefit the
United Way of the Higher Ohio Valley.
“We’re hoping our quite a few dining places and personal cooks will produce a lot of wonderful pots of chili as
we goal to break the $10,000 mark yet again this yr,” she explained.
Humway-Warmuth stated the Cookoff has been the standard kick-off to summer time gatherings at
Heritage Port, but simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 Cookoff was cancelled.
This calendar year, organizers felt it was in the event’s greatest fascination to hold the Cookoff a tiny later in
the summer season.
“We are thrilled to be equipped to keep this celebration again this calendar year and to welcome again out chili
cooks, judges and the general public,” she claimed.
Entertainment will be presented all through the working day by Eli Lambi & the Mojo Kings and the New
Age Adenas. A automobile cruise will also be held as a part of the cookoff from midday to 4 p.m. at 12th
and H2o Streets. There will be doorway prizes and dash plaques will be provided to motor vehicle cruise
contributors. There is no entry rate.
All chili cooks are invited – both business, places to eat, particular person and youth, ages 6-17 – to
enter the Cook-off, which is presented by the Metropolis of Wheeling and sanctioned by the
Worldwide Chili Culture.
Cash prizes will be awarded in quite a few categories which include Salsa, ICS Chili Verde, ICS Homestyle
and ICS Crimson. Other awards will also be given.
The 1st put winners in all the categories will be eligible to enter the 2021 ICS
Environment Cook dinner-off as perfectly as qualify for the 2021 World Foods Championships. All youth
individuals will quickly qualify for the World Prepare dinner-off in Myrtle Beach front, Sept. 17-19.
Business cooks may perhaps also enter the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off, but they contend in a
individual division than the unique cooks. They, far too, will acquire awards. The Professional
class features restaurants, companies, skilled/fraternal/instructional teams, or a
combination of these teams as a team to cook and provide the chili samples. Entry expenses for
restaurant and commercial cooks will be waived this calendar year.
“Vendors are welcome again with the charges waived this 12 months,” Humway-Warmuth claimed. “Crafts,
foodstuff and spice solutions, clothing, jewellery – almost all vending resources will be a welcome
To register for the Chili Cookoff, stop by www.chilicookoff.com. To sign up for the ICS, or for info
on the occasion, electronic mail [email protected] or phone 304-234-3636.