No beans about it, our 15th Jo’s Chili Cook-Off is back on Sunday, February 6 from Noon – 3 PM.

Since 2005 we’ve has hosted our annual Chili Cook-off + Benefit to warm up the winter. This event raises money to support Free Lunch, which works to address food insecurity here in Austin. Amateur and professional culinary talent engage in a five-alarm battle for the prized chili pot. We’ll also have a host of chili-related festivities—we’re talking Quickfire Competition, music from Jeff Hughes & Chaparral as well as the Jo’s House Band, a Raffle, and more!

New competitors must sign-up by January 22nd and signups are open! Sign up now

For the non-chefs: Entry is free, so come enjoy live music and thrilling completion. If you want to taste, wristbands are $25 and available on-site. You’ll get a sample of each chili along with one ticket to vote for your favorite. Winners will be announced at 3 PM.

Special thanks to our party partners in HEB. See you on Sunday, February 6!

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