Chili Contest

Make a Mean pot of Chili? Want to test it against other chefs, have lots of fun, and help Roosevelt?!

Compete for a chance to win one of the following prize categories:

  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place
  • Most Original Chili Name
  • Best Presentation – Based on your showmanship and booth decoration
  • Spiciest- Chili with the boldest flavor, not necessarily 5 Alarm Hot!
  • People’s Choice – The chili that receives the most votes by the attending public. The American Idol of chili awards.

Each contestant receives two free limited edition 2019 Roosevelt Chili Cook-Off aprons. 

Please follow our Guidelines to participate in the contest.

Current Contestants:

  • Abha Gupta
  • Cam Daly
  • Dorian Aleman
  • Emily Beach
  • Katie Tellez
  • Kevin Foy
  • Mark Alferman
  • Marla Silversmith & Dr. Maggie MacIsaac & Gaby Hellier
  • Matt Pavao and Sean Kuiper
  • McKinley Dads Club
  • Michelle Roberts
  • Paul Beltrami
  • Ray Kruck
  • Sari McConnell
  • Sean Dalziel
  • Central County Firefighters
  • Anthony Cuaresma


  • Deepika Ahuja - Roosevelt Alumni Parent
  • Patrick Carney - Roosevelt Teacher
  • Mayor Donna Colson - City Council
  • Kay Coskey - BSD Board of Trustees
  • Shannon Delucchi - BCE Board of Directors
  • Lisa Janosky - Roosevelt Alumni Parent