Can you handle the HEAT ?
Over Two Dozen Chili Recipes to Choose From
The Fremont Chili Cookoff brings you a plethora of different types of chili from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. With 5 categories of awards at stake, chili makers are bringing out their A-game to vye for your votes. Below are some of our contestants:
Rotary Club Chili
Niles Songbird Chili
Sponsored by: Niles (Fremont) Rotary
Legend has it this chili was invented with Wild Peacock. This extraordinary bird roamed in the overgrown backyard of an old lady from Niles. It was during a “Paint the house/Clean the yard” project that this pest was evicted as a result the nice old lady’s pleas. This was no ordinary Bird! It took many days and lots of effort to capture this culprit. Same with our chili… it’s no ordinary chili and it takes many days and lots of effort to get it done. But it worth it! Taste it and see for yourself. What’s the secret ingredient this year? You’ll never know but it’s definitely not Peacock.
BBQ Steak Chili
Sponsored by: Fremont Rotary Club
THE Fremont Rotary Club packs a ton of uniquely smoky awesomeness into its chili. It’s moderately spicy and mega-good! Try it – we think you’ll agree that our chili is the best.
Hot Stuff, Awarding Winning Chili
Sponsored by: Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise Rotary Club
All of chili ingredients are secret (what you see might not be what you think). There is a great tasty balance of flavors and heat. Known as "The Best Chili in the World" our recipe has won several awards as indicated throughout the internet kingdom.
Public Service / Fireman's Chili
Fremont Fire Department CERT
Chili with Dried Ancho Chilies and Black Beans. This chili has a slightly hot but smokey flavor of the ancho chili, and the additional twist of using black bean and an added secret ingredient that we challenge anyone to identify!
Backdraft ChiliPresented by: Santa Clara Fire Department--Volunteer Reserve Division
The Backdraft Chili comes from a 50 year old proven recipe and is truly like no other! It is hearty meat based chili mixed with an amazing and unique set of spices that hits you with a nice spicy kick at the end that keeps you coming back for more! It will surely make you "Call for Water" and call for a 2nd Alarm!
Peoples's Choice Chili
Lawn Enforcement serving "Kick Grass Chili"
Sponsored by: Schaa's Lawn Mowers
Our chili is much more than "just chili." That first bite, your taste buds will soar. The Holy Trinity of meats swimming together in perfect harmony. Each meat individually seasoned like freckled cheeks of an angel, gently seared. And then... the secret ingredient! The most playful, unique ingredient that dances on the tip of your tongue. Add fresh condiments of toasted tortilla chips, chives, shredded cheeses and a dab of crème fraiche, so exquisite. All the flavors swirling in your mouth combining in a fugue of sweet, spice and savory, so delightful. This is no mere soup, rather God speaking through chili.
Hard Hat Chili
Sponsored by: James R. Griffin Construction
A simple stick to your ribs type chili that will stay with you all day long. Our Chili is made with a combination of Ground Pork and Ground Beef and Kidney and Pinto Beans. This year we are Kicking it up a notch” as Daren says with a few surprises. Our booth is a JRG family affair manned by the workers, their wives and even some 2nd and 3rd generation James R. Griffin employees.
Washington Hospital (WHHS)
Washington Township Medical Foundation (WTMF)
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center (WOSC)
Our chili is in the work of development - Washington Hospital Healthcare System won many titles in the past includes 1st place Best Chili, 2nd Place on People choice, 1st place best booth in 2010.
Holy Habanero Cooking Team - Line Of Fire Chili
Sponsored by: Mission Springs Community Church
The Holy Habaneros and Mission Springs Community Church are proud to present the famous Chili of James Brady. “Washington - Former White House Press Secretary James Brady is a gourmet cook and an avid fan of chili. In fact , he makes one of the ”hottest” pots of chili in town. Brady’s chili has won three consecutive “Chili Bull” contests in the Washington, D.C. area, which has earned him “Lifetime Member” status with the International Chili Society.” “It took more than 10 years of trial and error to perfect this recipe,” Brady told 150 food editors at an International Food Media Conference (IFMC) reception. “Anyone can make chili ‘hot’ - that’s easy,” Brady said, “but to find precisely the right ingredients and make them blend together - an ambrosia, if you will - takes quite a bit more doing. That’s what I’ve tried to accomplish with my recipe.”
Orange and White Beach Delight
Sponsored by: Hooters of Fremont
Our chili is a Daytona Beach themed chili with a savory hint of bbq and a little kick at the end.
Sgt. Slappy the Squirrel's Machine Gun Chili
Sponsored by: Amcoe Sign Co,
Traditional with Meat.
Oakland Firefighters Random Acts
Our Hot & Spicy Meat Lovers Chili is made with beef, pork, onions, and our firehouse secret mix.
Bad Boyz of BBQ
Our chili's will be made by different chefs and who ever has the best of the day will be turned in for judging. Chili competion is new for us will see how we do with our bbq no bean chili's. Just out to support the comunity we live in and have a little fun.
Ted’s Triple-C Chili
Presented by: Ted Sloniker
Some folks use a teething ring to cut their teeth - me, I mostly used hot sauce and LOVED it! As such, dabbling in spicy foods has always been part of my culinary experience. My Mom's recipe, with a dab of my own creative expression, combines a bit of Latin flair with some Creole heat. Enjoy!
Wine With Swine BBQ
In the local mountains of the Bay Area, the Indians sing folk lore songs about a pig that made such a pot of chili that it made the gods cry with delight. Those tears formed the Pacific Ocean and thus on the beach of Santa Cruz was it displayed for the first time, Wine with Swine's West Coast Red. This chili is so good that Gandhi wanted to eat it, small children cheer for it in the streets and women have left their husbands so that if this chili ever took human form they would be single. This chili will now be available to everyone at this years contest. It has made two other appearances at which it placed first at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Championships and 1st Place at the SF Bay Chili Championships. Your tongue will salute this chili and your heart will fall in love with it.
Sponsored by:Cure Crusaders
The Norvell Family recipe has been around for many years, handed down to me with that special ingredient known only to the Elders of the Family. We have some kick - ass Chili and we are trying to making a name for ourselves. Our Team would like to bring awareness for the Fight Against Cancer.
The Spice of LIFE! LIFE ElderCare
When you taste this stuff, you will NOT believe its 100% vegetarian. “The Spice of LIFE” is so rich and hearty; you’ll never add meat to your chili again and you’ll be begging to pay for the recipe. It’s got a pungent, lusty flavor that spreads unrestrained through your happy mouth (without searing off your tastebuds). The chili peppers we use are only found at the wild Dondero Ranch in Fremont, CA and we pick ‘em fresh. MmmmM!