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:

Nick Means

I'm a Winston Salem Jaycee, because it allows me to expand my network as well as develop myself professionally through fundraisers, philanthropic events and various social functions.

Nick Means, 2019 Operations Vice President

Community Service – 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 cost to enter the chili competition will be $10.00 per entry, which includes tasting. Guests will gather to taste and judge the chili for competition. For tasting attendees, the entry fee is $12.00, which includes tastings of all chili competition entries.

To battle it out and become the Chili Chef Champion. 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!


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 community team 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: $12.00
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    Price: $10.00
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2018 Competition winners –

Best Vegetarian – Adrianna Cobb
Best Spicy – Guiseppe Martino
Most Unique – Ross Gerdon
Best Overall (Grand Champion) – Gerald Warden

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