Individual Competitors

So you think you have what it takes to be a true Chili Chef? Then prove it. Sign up to be a competitor in this years International Chili Society competition.

Competitors must be members of the International Chili Society, and are required to cook their chili on-site. A team of judges will rate the chili based on ICS criteria to determine which Chili Chef is truly the master of the craft. The winner will be awarded a cash prize as well as The Downtown Raleigh ChillyFest Silver Spoon.

ICS Rules and Regulations:

YES we will be having competitions in all three categories: Red, Chili Verde, and Salsa.

If you’re already a member, then you probably already know the rules. If you’re not, then don’t worry! We will take care of you.

First Timers – $85

  • Covers entry fee to  ICS
  • 1 Year of membership to International Chili Society
  • Eligible for prize money
  • ICS Recognized competition points


ICS Members – $35

  • Covers entry fee to  ICS
  • Eligible for prize money
  • ICS Sanctioned points
  • Interested in Chili Verde or Salsa? CONTACT US!


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