Chamber Looks to Host Remote Chili Cook-off

September 07, 2020 | Events

The Chamber is looking to still offer our restaurants the opportunity to take part in a cook-off! If you offer chili on your menu or are willing to offer it during the weekend of October 9-11, 2020, this is your chance to be showcased and gain some business from those who will be missing Chili Cook-off in the streets of Downtown Belleville.

We plan to host the contest on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 where restaurants can take part by submitting a sample bowl of chili and having it judged by local culinary professionals.

All participating restaurants will be posted on our website at and across our social media platforms before the event. The public will be encouraged to go out and try your chili at your restaurant. The winners will be announced online on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:00pm and a winning ribbon will be placed in your establishment.

We hope that you will take part in this 2020 version of Chili Cook-off. The entry fee is $50. You can find the application online at including the rules that will apply.

Our hope is to offer the community a way to still enjoy the Chili Cook-off and support our local restaurants.

The Chili Cook-off will be back next year, and we look forward to hosting it Downtown and seeing all of you in person on October 8 & 9, 2021.