JACKSON HOLE, WY – When it comes to chili, it seems everyone has an opinion…and an appetite. The ever-popular High Noon Chili Cookoff has been steadily growing every year as an integral part of ElkFest.
The event takes place at noon, of course, on Sunday, May 21 on the town square. Local chili aficionados are invited to show off their skills and enter the contest which is judged and awarded prizes in a variety of categories including restaurant/professional, and organization/individual/amateur. Top prize in each category is $400.
Chili may be hot and spicy, or mild and flavorful. It could be meaty or vegetarian, green or red. But it must taste the best to win top honors. A refreshing selection of beer and other beverages will also be available to cool tasters’ palates.
Last year’s chilis were exceptional.
Judges’ Choice Professional
1st: Smokin’ Iron (Hotel Jackson)
2nd: Snake River Brewing Company
Judges’ Choice Amateur
1st: Purely by Chance Farm
2nd: The Whitesides Deer Creek Chili
People’s Choice, Professional
People’s Choice, Amateur
Jackson Hole High School Culinary program
8570 CREEK CROSSING LP Jackson
180 N CENTER STREET Jackson
3455 S. TENSLEEP #3 Jackson
6300 W PAINTBRUSH TRAIL Jackson
236 E 5TH AVE Afton
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