So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off

January 28th 2023 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chili Cook Off Tickets

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VOTE for your favorite team!

Join us for the 13th Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off, January 28th, 2023 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 favorite NFL team in the Chili Bowl.  Guests will be able to taste the winning chili recipe and cast votes for their favorite team. 

This year we are going back to a fully in person event! 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.

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! 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!

Best Table Presentation

Do you know what happens just 2 weeks after the Chili Cook-Off?  The Super Bowl!  So, this year we are hosting the "Chili Bowl".  Teams will decorate as their favorite NFL team.

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.

Jalapeno Pepper



Cayenne Pepper

Stan & Paula Baker


Tabasco Pepper


Cascabel Pepper

The Arkwright Foundation

Kitsy & Andrew Babb

Mellnee Buchheit

Bill & Lynne Burton

Carolina Farm & Wildlife

The Habisreutinger Family

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