Help Plan the Vegan Chili Cook-Off (Annual, Nov-Feb)

If you are interested in joining the 2024 Vegan Chili Cook-Off Planning Committee, contact Tamuno Imbu at

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The Vegan Chili Cook Off is back again in 2024

About the Cook-Off

In February 2024, we’ll host our 13th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off in Coffman Union! It’s an evening of delicious chili and friendly competition, showing how delicious vegan eating can be, raising awareness about the lives of farmed animals, and helping to build our community of support.

Contestants will enter their original chili recipes into a competition judged by the attendees. Winners will receive cash prizes and the coveted chicken trophy! We had about a hundred people attend in 2023 and we expect at least that many people to attend this year.

About the Planning Committee

We’re looking for about 8 people to help plan this event. The general expectations are that committee members will attend regular weekly 1 hour  meetings and correspond over phone and email.


  • Create a fun, welcoming event that inspires people to move toward a more compassionate lifestyle.
  • Work with food! Encourage cooks to present creative, tasty, and healthy vegan food for the public.
  • Gain skills and knowledge in advertising, event planning, and communications.
  • Collaborate with like-minded animal advocates.

Committee Positions

These are the general positions, but we are happy to modify these roles based on the skills and knowledge you bring.

  • Promotions Coordinator – Design advertising materials such as posters, flyers, website content, and press release; coordinate advertising distribution; engage audiences on social media; update our website.
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Create volunteer positions; determine the number of volunteers needed; recruit volunteers; coordinate volunteers on the day of the event.
  • Logistics Wrangler – Design the cook-off contestant procedure; determine and execute day-of procedures; plan for and keep track of supplies needed for event, including food donations.

Qualifications and Time Commitment

  • Basic computer skills (especially email and a willingness to learn to use CAA’s internal wiki)
  • Ability to manage a to-do list, set deadlines, and meet goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Available 3 to 5 hours per week in January and February (with additional hours in the two weeks leading up to the event)

If you are interested in joining the Vegan Chili Cook-Off Planning Committee, contact Tamuno at or sign up below

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