Still time to enter in chili cook-off
Eleven chefs currently are signed up to participate in this year’s “Great Canadian Chili Cook- Off,” hosted by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, but entries still are being accepted.
“I’ve been told 10 is the perfect number but the more, the merrier,” reasoned Chamber manager Annely Armstrong.
The judges will select the “best chili” while there also will be an award for “people’s choice.”
“It’s great to see some new people, as well as some individuals entering,” Armstrong noted, adding some very unique recipes are also planned.
But Armstrong stressed they still have room for more chefs to register, which will be accepted until Monday (Oct. 22) at 5 p.m.
Teams are required to provide four gallons of chili and must follow the rules, which are available from Armstrong.
One rule is that the chili must be prepared in a commercial kitchen, so Armstrong said the Legion will be available on
Oct. 23—the day prior to the event—so people can cook there.
“The theme is ‘Go Local,’ so we’re also encouraging teams to use as many local ingredients as possible,” she remarked.
The cook-off will run from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (or while supplies last), with residents being invited to come out and sample the concoctions.
A bowl of chili costs $5, or you can sample each pot for $7. Beverages and a roll also are included.
As well, the “Great Canadian Chili Cook-Off” will feature the always-popular cake roulette, which will be run this year by the Robert Moore School breakfast program, and a food drive for the local food banks.
Those interested in registering a team can contact Armstrong at 274-5773 or via e-mail at email@example.com