So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off

January 20th 2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Vote for the People's Choice Award!

Join us for the 14th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, January 20th, 2024 at the Country Club of Spartanburg. Proceeds will benefit the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. Teams of Community Leaders will showcase their favorite chili recipe and their team at our Tailgate.  

Join us from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Country Club of Spartanburg for a night of fun.  Come watch our judges try all the different teams chili.  Guests will be able to taste all the different chili's and cast votes for their favorite team. 

In keeping with tradition we will have 3 Award categories: Judge’s Choice, Best Table Presentation, and People’s Choice.

Judge’s Choice

It’s time to impress the BEST! Teams will need to challenge Themselves and bring their best recipe to impress this year’s SPICY panel of distinguished judges.  Our fantastic judges will be judging on taste, aroma, and originality! Please refrain from bribing the judges!

Best Table Presentation

Huddle up!  Everyone loves a good tailgate.  A chance to see friends and eat good food.  While traditionally tailgates are typically associated with football, teams can set up their tailgate for any sport, at any level.  Come see how creative our teams can be.

People’s Choice (Begins January 2nd)

While the So You Think You Can Cook Chili is a food event, it is, more importantly a fundraising event.  The team that raises the most money for the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation will win the ultimate title-PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

Friends, family, colleagues, anyone can purchase votes in advance to support your team!!!  Votes are $1 each and can be purchased online, by calling SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation at (864) 577-7583, or at the event.  This is your chance to tell your friends near and far to VOTE EARLY & VOTE OFTEN!!!

All teams that raise $1,000 before the event will win our Golden Chili Award!

Find our more about our different sponsorship levels here: 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Form a team!

To sponsor at one of the following levels, please click here and select Chili Cook-Off from the drop down menu.

  • Bell Pepper ($250)
  • Banana Pepper ($500)
  • Poblano Pepper ($1,000)
  • Cascabel Pepper ($1,500)
  • Tabasco Pepper ($2,500)
  • Cayenne Pepper ($3,000)
  • Jalapeno Pepper ($5,000)
  • Serrano Pepper ($7,500)

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Presenting Sponsor

Cayenne Pepper

Paula & Stan Baker


Tabasco Pepper


Cascabel Pepper

Bill & Lynne Burton

Eliot & Michel Stone

Pete Weisman

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