Winston-Salem Jaycees

The Winston-Salem, NC area's organization of choice for adults 21-40 to develop personal, business and leadership skills through community service and organizational involvement.

I'm a Winston-Salem Jaycee because:

Katherine Taylor

I want to develop personally & professionally while serving the community & making new friends.

Katherine Taylor, 2013 Chairman of the Board

Community Service – Chili Cook-off for Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw

Chili Cook-Off for Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw

Do you have an award winning chili recipe? Here’s your chance to prove it! The Winston-Salem Jaycees are holding a chili cook-off competition for a great cause — The Boys and Girl’s Home of NC at Lake Waccamaw. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to this State Priority Project.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 17th from 2:00pm — 4:00pm at Old Winston Social Club (1131 Burke St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103).

To battle it out and become the Chili Chef Champion, entries are $8.00 each. The 4 categories are:

  • Vegetarian,
  • Spicy,
  • Unique
  • and Best Overall!

Each culinary competitor will be asked to submit a photo of them cooking for the website and Facebook event pages. You will also be asked to provide a list of ingredients, so that tasters will be aware if there are any allergy concerns. We will award certificates to the 3 categories winners and then the “best overall” chili will be named the Grand Chili Chef Champion! The competition is open to the public. Amateur and Professional Chefs both are encouraged to participate!

If you aren’t a cook, but love chili, we need you to be our judges! Tasters will receive a tasting cup and a spoon for a recommended donation of $10.00. Once you have tasted all of the wonderful creations, you can cast your ballot for your favorite chili. For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be desserts for sale.

Want to participate?

To ensure there is adequate space, Chili Cook-off Competitors please purchase tickets in advance using PayPal below.

If you cannot purchase tickets in advance but still want to compete please email Liz Rarivoson at [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Chili Cook-off Tasters can also purchase tickets in advance below or on the day of the event.

  • Price: $10.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $8.00 Quantity:
    (includes 1 tasting)
  • $0.00


The Winston-Salem Journal covered the 2015 event. Click here for the article.

2015 Competition winners – click here for full gallery of pictures from event:

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