1st Annual El Cajon SDA Vegetarian Chili Cook-off 

Have a crowd-pleasing chili recipe that could win awards?

Love eating chili on cold days?

El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Church Women Ministry is hosting a Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The event will be held behind the Fellowship Hall of El Cajon SDA Church, El Cajon, California (1630 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019).

Event Schedule
1-3 p.m. | Gate opens to the public (Public tickets at gate)

2:30 p.m. | Chili Cook-Off Judging Begins.

Public Tickets: $5.00 (Tickets include chili samples, voting for favorite chili)

Entry Tickets: $10.00

To Enter the Chili Cook-Off

  1. Complete the online Chili Cook-Off Entry Form.
  2. Fill out the form before March 19, 2023, and attach a copy of your ingredient list to the form (for food allergy purposes only – we will not share this publicly).
  3. Bring your form, ingredient list and $10.00 non-refundable entry fee (cash) to the church by end of day on March 19, 2023.


  • All Chili must be made on site (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Bring your own power source, handwashing station, cooking Stove and Stove, Utensils, Pans, Tables, Chairs and Overhead Protection.
  • Bathrooms are provided.
  • No Smoking or Vaping on Premises.
  • Theme are Encouraged.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring and sell extra sides {eg: cornbread, salsa, fruit and drinks}
  • All entrants will be given sample cups and container for public vote.


  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • Grand Winner
  • People’s Choice

All above Places come with bragging right.

For more details about the event, contact the Events Coordinator Lisa at 619-536-2733.