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1st Annual Chili Bowl Cook Off!

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Name: 1st Annual Chili Bowl Cook Off!
Date: February 20, 2020
Event Description:
1st Annual Chili Bowl Cook Off
Each RV Park winner will enter our championship cook off

A Traveling Plaque will be presented to the park that wins
Prizes for 1 st , 2nd and 3rd Place will be awarded


Winners Name, Park Name & Date will be added to the plaque. The Winning Park will
have on display until the next Chili Bowl Cook Off (2021) In 2021 the plaque will be
returned to Ron Hoover RV & Marine in Rockport for the next Chili Cook Off.

Each Chili should be named (Spicy Jack, Rocking Rockport, Mellow One, etc.)

Each participant must arrive early so they can start their masterpiece. They will need to
provide their own table, propane stove, extension cord and shelter (canopy) Water
access is available


Judging Starts at Noon!

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR?
• TASTE - Above all else, this is the most important factor. The taste should consist of the combination of
the meat, peppers, and spices, with a perfect blend of flavors and no particular ingredient being
dominant as stated above.
• TEXTURE AND CONSISTENCY - Chili should have a good ratio of sauce to meat. It should not be dry,
watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy. My rule of thumb is, “Does the chili pile on the spoon or does it run
over the sides with just a little bit of sauce dripping off as I slowly tilt the spoon?” “There should be
enough juice/sauce to soak into crackers if desired.”
• AROMA - Chili should smell good and give an indication of what’s in store when you taste it. Does it
caress, arouse, abandon, or attack your senses. “Whew that’s gonna hurt”, or “ohhhh my…please float
through my nose again…”
• COLOR - Chili should look appetizing. A red chili should have a rich reddish-brown color overall and a
Verde (green Chili) should of course have a green color to it. Both should not have a grey hue but should
peak your curiosity and cause you to impatiently want to taste it as quickly as possible.
• BITE - The bite, or after-taste, is the combination of heat and flavor from the selected peppers and
spices that lingers in the mouth after the chili has been eaten. A good chili will deliver the flavor of heat
without any pain or taste bud paralysis. We judge a food based on what we personally believe any
common random person would most likely thoroughly enjoy the experience of.

All winners’ names must be submitted to Whit Parks one week prior to cook off  (No later than 2/14/2020)
Location:
Ron Hoover RV & Marine
1510 W Market Street Rockport, TX 78382
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, Feb 20
 
Contact Information:
Lana Bradley, Ron Hoover Administrative Assistant
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