What to bring

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If you are an experienced Chili Cook, you already know what is needed for competition. If you are new, here is a little help from us on what you may need throughout the day. This list is just an idea of what you may want to bring along for your first competition.  This is in no way a requirement.

Suggested Items:


  • Pop up 10 x 10 Canopy/Tent
  • Any Decoration to liven up your tent
  • Team Banner
  • 6-8 ft folding table for prep and cooking
  • 1-2 Propane cooking stoves
  • (one burner for each pot of chili you are making)
  • Chairs
  • 3 water pans for washing in a 3 bay wash station
  • Dish Soap
  • Cooler
  • Cutting Boards / Food Chopper
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Sharp Knifes
  • Bottled Water for drinking
  • Bungee Straps, just in case
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Paper Towels
  • Recipes
  • Colander (for rinsing meat/veggies, etc.)
  • Stove Fuel (Propane)
  • Tablecloth
  • Trash Bags
  • Water Jug
  • Zip Ties
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Extra Spices
  • Bleach
  • Hand Sanitizer
If you are cooking Veggie:

  • Veggie Ingredients
  • No Meat or Meat by-products
  • Veggie Pot
  • Special Veggie Spoon (not to cross contaminate)

If you are cooking Chili Verde (ICS Green):

  • Verde Ingredients
  • Verde Meat
  • Verde Chili Pot
  • Spoon for Stirring Verde

If you are cooking Red Chili (ICS Red):

  • Red Ingredients
  • Red Meat
  • Red Pot
  • Spoon for stirring Red

If you are cooking Homestyle/People’s Choice:

(everyone does People’s Choice)

  • PC Chili (premade or made on site (CCC open)
  • PC pot
  • Spoon for stirring PC Chili
  • Small ladle for serving 2 oz cups* to the public

*2 oz cups provided by the CCC