So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off

January 30th 2021 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Congratulations to our Winners!

Judge's Choice Award Winner:

People's Choice Award Winner:


Thank You To All Our Sponsors!  See them here.


Join us for the 11th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, January 30th, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 pm 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 showcase their love of Spartanburg as we celebrate the town we live in. Guests will be able to taste the winning chili recipes and cast votes for their favorite video. 

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In keeping with tradition we will have 2 Award categories: Judge’s Choice, Best Table Presentation, and People’s Choice.

Judge’s Choice

It’s time to impress the BEST! You will need to challenge yourself and bring your 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!

People’s Choice (Begins January 2nd)

Teams will create a short video based around our theme:  SUPERHEROES.  Each has something to prove…but only ONE is worthy of 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!

Cast your vote!

Find our more about our different sponsorship levels here: 

Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor at one of the following levels, please click here and choose Chili Cook Off in 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:

Jalapeno Pepper Sponsor:




Cayenne Pepper Sponsor:

The Habisreutinger Family


Judy Wilson

Tabasco Pepper Sponsors:

Paula & Stan Baker

Eddie Tallon

Cascabel Pepper Sponsors:

Arkwright Foundation

Dave & Martha Edwards

Wade & Cara Thompson

Tyger River Plant, Gaffney Bearing Plant and Duncan Didrribution Center

Media Sponsor

Invitation Sponsor

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