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Chili Cook-Off

United Brethren Lodge
Semi-Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, March 21st, 2020, 1:00pm

Like Chili, fraternalism, friendly competition, and bragging rights?

United Brethren Lodge is once again hosting it's Chili Cook-Off. Brethren, or their significant others, can pick up their pots and wooden spoons and enter in their homemade, or canned, chili and put their recipe head-to-head in one of three categories: 
  • Traditional (Meat+Beans)
  • HOT!
  • Non-Traditional (Vegetarian, Non-Meat)
A select group of Chili Specialists will be hand picked to judge the entries and pick a winner in each of the three categories as well as an overall winner for the bragging rights of Best Masonic Chili! 

All other Brethren, their families, and friends are all welcome to come on down and taste the chilis themselves. Beverages as well as hot dogs will also be available for purchase. Cost for the event is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person. Proceeds will go to the United Brethren Lodge Charity Funds.

If you have questions, please contact the Worshipful Master at

Chili Cook-off Entry Form

Entry Rules:
  • The cost per entry is $5.00. 
  • Entries must be registered using the form to the right.
  • Entrants are requested to be at the lodge between 11:30am and 12:00pm March 21st 2020, in order to set up.
  • Entrants should bring 2-3 gallons of chili, serving tools, and condiments. Remember - the chili will be served to others in attendance.
  • An area will be set aside for placement of entries – we request that entrants prepare your chili off-site, and then bring it in a crock pot or slow cooker to keep warm. Sufficient power access will be provided. Some bowls and eating utensils will be provided.
  • Contestants are LIMITED to Brothers or their significant others.
  • Contestants are REQUIRED to LABEL chili (Food Allergens, Heat), SERVE chili at 165°F, and WEAR food serving gloves while handling food.
  • The Chili Cookoff will be judged by a preselected panel of judges. This is intended as an event to promote fellowship and brotherhood amongst the Masonic family – which means, HAVE FUN!
  • Please have entries in no later than March 7th, 2020, so that arrangements can be made to
    accommodate all entrants and attendees.