12th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off

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Saturday, February 11, 2023
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Coffman Memorial Union

Sample outstanding vegan chili recipes from some of the Twin Cities’ best chefs at our 12th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off. Tickets are $10 for community members and free for students. Early bird tickets are $5 until Feb 8th.

Bring your friends and your appetite! Everyone is welcome, and it’s a great way to introduce omnivores to delicious vegan food! The chili goes fast, so be sure to arrive right at 6 for the best selection.

This year, the event will be held on February 11 in the spacious great hall of the University of Minnesota Student Union. The hall is ADA accessible, and there is ample paid parking in the East River Road Garage.

Think you have what it takes to compete in the cook-off? This year we are only accepting professional restaurateur entrants. Cool prizes (including cash!) are to be won. Check out our registration page for more contestant details and to sign up.

How does scoring work? Attendees will rate each chili using their phones or our tablets. We’ll announce the winner between 8 and 8:30pm.

Volunteers are critical to the event’s success—sign-up here.

All contestants and volunteers are expected to follow these food safety guidelines.

For general information or media inquiries, contact Tamuno Imbu and the organizing team of Brooke B., Brooke S., Erik, Kelso, Laura, and Trent, at chili-cook-off@exploreveg.org or (612) 276-2242.


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