2023 UJ Lawrenceville Chili Cook Off Contestant Information

Hey all UJ lovers, the chili cookoff will be on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 12:00 to 4:00pm. All chili will be cooked off site and each contestant will need to bring 4 to 5 gallons of chili with them to the contest. You will also need to bring a burner with a gas supply to keep your chili warm on site, as we do not have enough power sources outside the building to support everyone’s crock pot. It would be great if everyone had a 10 x 10 tent and a table cloth too. We will supply an 8-foot table for each individual/team and the tasting 2-ounce cups and spoons. Setup will begin at 10:00am and the contest will be from Noon till 4:00pm. Each contestant will be given a number on their table for people to cast their vote at as they exit the contest.


Remember, you will want to have decorations and ways other than your best tasting chili on the planet to get people remembering their experience at your tent. You can also bring accoutrements to enhance your chili.  You will also want to bring some chairs for yourselves and $10.00 for each of your teammates that want to taste your competitor’s chili! As noted on our home page, the profits of this event tis year will benefit the Gwinnett County Jail Dogs Program, which benefits dogs and people alike: https://www.jaildogs.org/


We will award prizes as follows: 1st place will receive $250.00, 2 cases of craft beer, and a trophy…2nd place will receive $150.00, 1 case of craft beer, and a trophy…3rd place will receive $75.00, a 12 pack of craft beer, and a trophy. Your votes are from the people that taste your chili and I am the single vote counter (and maybe my wife!) We will count the votes promptly after 4:00pm and have prizes awarded soon after.


We will have 15-18 breweries competing in a separate cook off and they will be mixed among you guys with their own tents and giveaways to help bring more attention and more people to your table and the event! We anticipate a large crowd and we are looking forward to having a fun day with each of you!

In order to be a contestant, you will need to email us at Ujlawerencville@gmail.com and leave us your team’s name, the name of your chili, and your name and contact information.  May the Best Chili Win!