Join us for our first ever Chili Dinner and Championship Cook-off, as Emmanuel looks to crown its first Chili Queen or King, and enjoy a free mini-concert from our friends, The Bay Country Gentlemen, in between courses.
Here’s how it will go down. Doors will open at 5:00 PM for the Chili Cook-off tasting. Contestants (sadly, we can only invite parishioners to compete at this time) will serve small portions and parishioners will get to vote for their first, second, and third favorites. Beverages of several sorts will be available to cleanse your palate between trials. At about 5:30, we will move to the Church for the concert. The BCG have often performed for us during our fall fellowship dinners, and they love singing for us as much as we love hearing them. While they are singing, the kitchen will reset for service and the votes will be tallied to determine the winner. We all will sit down for a proper supper with at least two kinds of chili available — very mild for some, a little more spicy for others — and salads on the side. Cornbread is another traditional side — and here’s where you can help. Bring six or eight servings of your favorite cornbread recipe so that we can try each other’s. Your favorite combination of buttermilk, cornmeal, add-ins, and (if you are from the North like I am, sugar!) will make yours unique. And we want to try them.
This is primarily a fellowship event, not a fund raiser, but we will need to ask for a modest donation to cover the costs of the food. Adult tickets will be available for $10 each. Tickets for children under the age of 14 are free, though we ask that parents make an appropriate contribution given their age and appetite. Soft drinks will be available for free, with a small surcharge for beer and wine. More about all that as tickets are made available beginning 6 October 2019.
Contestant Registration (Parishioners only!) can be downloaded here: Chili Comp Info & Form