Welcome to the event page for the Essex Chilli Cook-off at the fabulous Smoke & Fire Festival in Maldon, Essex
On Saturday 19th August 2017, up to 20 teams will compete from 11am- 3pm to become the Maldon Essex Chilli Cook-off Champion and qualify for the 2017 UK Final!!
Teams will have 4 hours to cook a gallon of chilli from scratch. Each team's Chilli will be judged by our panel of UKCCA Chilli experts. Entry fee is £10 per team (teams can be made up of any number of people). First prize is £150, second prize £75 and third prize £25!!
To enter, please head over to the Register a Team page and send us your details. We'll get back to you as soon as possible with entry details.
Don't forget to check out the rules tab for more information on competing and what you'll need to bring with you. Remember we can probably lend you some equipment if need be but we need plenty of notice!!
The winners and runners up of the Essex Chilli Cookoff will automatically qualify for the 2017 UK Grand Final with a whopping £1000 first prize on offer!
The winners of the Essex Chilli Cookoff also qualify for the World Chilli Championships in Alabama, USA! *
So enter your team today!!
All profits raised from the Maldon Essex Chilli Cook-off will be donated to charity
* Flights, Accommodation and expenses to the World Food Championships Chilli event NOT included.