THE

COOKOFF

Supporting children's health, education, and welfare through the efforts of organizations with impact.

Admission includes unlimited chili tasting, a vote for the People’s Choice Award and access to the silent auction with 100% of the event proceeds going directly to charity.

 

The event will sell out so buy your tickets today!

 

Thanks to Kevin Brown and Jerry Bures of Buckhead Life for donating their time and amazing event space to carry on the tradition another year.

In 2017, the Atlanta Community Food Bank will join the list of worthwhile charities supported by your generosity. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, Literacy Action, and Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta have received proceeds totaling over $100,000 from past events.

 

Join us as we celebrate 12 years of giving with our Amateur and Pro Chef Competition!

 

     When  

Monday

November 13, 2017

5:00 – 7:00 pm

    Where 

103 WEST

103 West Paces Ferry Rd.

Atlanta, GA 30305

Since the cook-off began, over $160,000 has been donated to children's charities. The event will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Kids in Need program and because of the generosity of our donors, 100% of every dollar raised will be contributed to the Food Bank. Chili for the Children will return to Buckhead's acclaimed 103 West on Monday, November 13, 2016 from 5-7:00 pm and it is expected to sell out. Guests will be invited to taste, vote and enjoy the auctions and raffles. Because the annual event is held each year only a few weeks before the start of the holiday season, our goal is to fill the auction with amazing experiences and new, award-winning toys and products for children and families.  
 
Your contribution will support Kids in Need.
 
During the school year, the Atlanta Community Food Bank partners with low-income schools to bring out pre-made boxes of nutritious groceries families can bring home to help make ends meet. At each pantry, nearly 200 children are served, at a rough cost of $3,000 per distribution, including the purchase of healthy food, preparation, and transportation.  The School Mobile Pantry Program helps to address a growing need of many children in our school systems--having food when they go home each day.  Schools find it difficult to meet this growing need due to lack of space to provide their own pantries and not having the capacity to staff and manage a pantry.  The Food Bank is beginning to bridge this gap in services to ensure that students facing food insecurity are able to access food to help them thrive in school. School mobile pantries are a way to reach families and children who are food insecure.  With help from events like Chili for the Children, the Atlanta Community Food Bank's School Mobile Food Pantry has expanded immensely to help meet the need of hungry children and their families.
 
Your contribution to Chili for the Children will support the Food Bank's BOLD GOAL: By 2025, all hungry people in their service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them.
 
Support from events like Chili for the Children help the Food Bank reach its strategic growth targets by significantly transforming their childhood hunger programs.  With the contributions from Chili for the Children in 2016, the Food Bank was able to better serve the 1 in 4 food insecure children and a total of 755,000 people in its 29 county service area- providing nearly 58 million meals to Georgians!
 
Your contribution of $1 equals 4 meals for someone in need.

 

PURPOSE

Does your chili have what it takes?

 

Amateurs alongside some of Atlanta's finest Professional Chefs will compete for top prizes in a Judged Competition as well as the coveted "People's Choice" award.

 

 To enter, download and email the Registration Form to Jany Brown at chiliforthechildren@gmail.com.

ENTER

YOUR CHILI

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the supported 501 (c)(3) organizations.
A receipt is available to download here.

 
 

Prefer to mail a check?  No problem!

 

Make it payable to “Chili for the Children” and mail to:

Chili for the Children, attn: Jany Brown

3455 Peachtree Road, Suite 1700

Atlanta, GA  30326

BUY

TICKETS

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the supported 501 (c)(3) organizations.
A receipt is available to download here.

$25 EACH

DONATE

Please help make this year’s Chili for the Children
event another success!

 

Thanks to the generosity and support of donors like you, 100% of the proceeds collected from this event will be donated to the selected charities.

 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the supported 501 (c)(3) organizations.
A receipt is available to download here.

Anyone who donates $100 or more in support of these outstanding charities will automatically be entered in a special raffle to be drawn the evening of the Cookoff.

 
 

PAST EVENTS

2016

Judges:

Mary Moore & Tamiera McNeil — The Cook's Warehouse

 

Winners:

Julian Baker,  103 West (Pro Category)

Julie & Jansen Bailey (Amateur Category)

2015

Judges: 

Mary Moore — The Cook's Warehouse

Doug Turbush — SEED Kitchen & Bar

Brad James — Atlanta Barbeque Festival

 

1 st Place — Mike Davis, Devils Brew

2 nd Place — Emmett Cloud, Chico's Chuckwagon Chili

3 rd Place — Linda Smith, Mountain Man Chili

People's Choice — Linda Smith, Mountain Man Chili

2014

Judge:  Pano I. Karatassos, Executive Chef of Kyma

1st Place — Mike Davis

2nd Place — Bob Magin

3rd Place — Alisa Bennett-Hart

People's Choice — Chris Brown

2013

Judge:  Chef Todd Mussman, Local Three/Muss & Turners/Eleanor’s

1st Place — Mike Davis

2nd Place — Chris Brown

3rd Place — Lou Corsetti

People's Choice — Mike Davis

2012

Judge:  Chef Kevin Rathbun, Rathbun’s Restaurants

1st Place — Dawn Duggan

2nd Place — Emmett Cloud

3rd Place — Cecil Hutchins

People's Choice — Greg Sharpless

2011

Judges:  Liz White (Atlanta Parent Magazine), Chef John Robinson, Chef Mike McGirr,
Robb Dillon (New York Butcher Shoppe)

1st Place — Greg Sharpless

2nd Place — Cecil Hutchins

3rd Place — Dawn Duggan

People's Choice — Mike Davis

2010

Judges:  Catherine Dyer (Actress), Chef Ryan Delesandro (Nava), John Robinson (Hill Street Tavern),
Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe), Anna-Kathryn Robinson (Manchester Arms)

1st Place — Dawn Duggan

2nd Place — Cecil Hutchins

3rd Place — Jason Adams

People's Choice — Jackie Moore

2009

Judges:  Chef John Robinson (Manchester Arms), Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe),

“Souper Jenny” Levinson, Tom Sullivan (Atlanta personality & emcee)

1st Place — Emmett Cloud

2nd Place — Greg Sharpless

3rd Place — Cecil Hutchins

People's Choice — Paige Garrigan

2007

Judges:  Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe), Chef John Robinson (The Manchester Arms)
 Brad Rubenstein (Whole Foods), Amada Olsen (JDRF)

1st Place — John Bishop

2nd Place — Paige Garrigan

3rd Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

People's Choice — Sheila Mutz

2006

Judges:  Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe), Chef Will Eudy (Chops), Rob Shaw (JDRF), Amanda Olsen (JDRF)

1st Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

2nd Place — Paige Garrigan

3rd Place — Hyunah Lee & Kelly Brasher

People's Choice — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

2005

Judges:  Wes Moss (“Money Matters” Host), Chef John Robinson (The Manchester Arms),
Justin Williams (JDRF), Mary Kay Combes

1st Place — Andrew Labas

2nd Place — Robert & Caroline Masucci

3rd Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

People's Choice — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

PAST WINNERS

 To receive more information about Chili for the Children or the selected charities, please contact Jany Brown.

 

Jany A. Brown, Chili for the Children

Atlanta GA  30326

chiliforthechildren@gmail.com