> Chili Challenge Details and Tips

Chili Challenge Details and Tips

Thanks for participating!

The Chili Challenge Committee Will Provide:
  • Tent space
  • One 8 foot table
  • Fire extinguisher
  • All products for serving including compostable spoons, cups and napkins

You Need to Bring:
• Large cooking kettle & utensils
• Cutting board & knives
• Propane stove & gas tank
• LIMITED electricity may be available. Please talk to us about your electrical needs as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate all requests.
• Professional cooking thermometer. We do have several available. Please call to reserve one.
• Ingredients for 20 quarts of chili

Please Be Aware That:
* Cooking will be done on the Windsor Green the day of the event
* Meat used must be USDA approved - no home grown venison, chicken or pork etc.
* Vegetarian recipes are welcome
* All ingredients must be purchased from a local store, save receipts.
* Participants may arrive at EARLY in the AM
* Chili must be brought up to a temperature of at least 165 degrees for 15 seconds and held at least 140 degrees.
* Ingredients that require refrigeration transported in a cooler and maintained at 45 degrees F or below
* Hair restraints (ball cap, hair tie or bandana)
* Vehicles may not drive on the Green. Area in front of Green is for pick-up and delivery only

Optional Enhancements:
* Table skirting
* Booth name
* Props and/or costumes
* Music / Sound effects - Any music/sound effects should be audible in your immediate area only, and should not interfere with or disrupt the displays of other participants.
* Marketing materials to promote your business

Helpful Items to Have:
* Paper towels
* Oven mitts
* Garbage bags
* Disinfectant wipes
* Spoons with long handles

Tricks of the Trade (from our Chili Challenge Veterans)
Cooking at the Chili Challenge really isn't a challenge at all ? it's a lot easier than you may think! If you?re a little nervous, here are some "tricks of the trade" from our veteran Chili Challengers:

* To help you put 20 quarts of chili into perspective: An ordinary 8 serving (2-quart) chili recipe would need ingredient amounts to be multiplied by 10. Depending on your recipe, this could be 16-20 lbs. of meat, 10 cans of tomato sauce (15 oz), 10 onions, 10 tablespoons of chili powder, etc. etc.

* Pre-measure your spices the night before the challenge and store them in individual zip-lock bags or plastic containers. Then when you get to the green, you just dump them in the kettle.

* Decorate your booth if you desire - think of a theme and most of all, HAVE FUN!!!


Chili-Challenge-Registration-2018.doc

Events

Keney Park PGA jr. League
May 26 at Keney Park Golf Course
Memorial Day Observances and Parade
May 27 at Elm Grove Cemetery/Town Hall
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
May 28 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Learn to Crochet
May 28 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
All You Can Eat Prime Rib Night
May 29 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Stillness in Motion at Windsor Art
May 30 at Windsor Art Center
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Artist Talk - Windsor Art Center
Jun 1 at Windsor Art Center
Take Apart Workshop
Jun 1 at Windsor Public Library
Bike MS Windsor
Jun 2 at 5&7 Waterside Crossing, Windsor, CT 06095
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 2 at Keney Park Golf Course
Golf Tournament
Jun 3 at Keney Golf Course, Windsor
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Day Hill Deli, 555 Day Hill Rd, Windsor
Windsor Senior Center Variety Show!
Jun 5 at LP Wilson Community Center Auditorium
Better Health Conference
Jun 6 at Connecticut Convention Center
FREE Genealogy Support Group 6.6
Jun 6 at Windsor Historical Society
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 6 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Annual Dinner
Jun 7 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott on Day Hill Rd
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Paint Night! at the WAC
Jun 7 at Windsor Art Center
FREE CT Open House Day!
Jun 8 at Windsor Historical Society
Vintage Communications Swap Meet
Jun 8 at 115 Pierson Lane, Windsor, CT at the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
Writing Workshop at the Art Center
Jun 8 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 9 at Keney Park Golf Course
Mary's Place Open House
Jun 11 at 6 Poquonock Ave Windsor, CT
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jun 12 at Homewood Suites, 65 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 12 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Fathers Day BBQ Brunch
Jun 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 16 at Keney Park Golf Course
Diabetic Support Group
Jun 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Day Hill Deli, 555 Day Hill Rd, Windsor
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT