It's Food and Fun All Day Long at the 15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 5K
April 7, 2018 in North Conway Village, NH


Calling all foodie adventure lovers to join us to kick off our Spring season here in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire with the 15th Annual Chili Cookoff. There will be plenty of Chili and Cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun, festivity and the White Mountain Milers 5K Race. We will also have some sweet treats on hand and more along the Village Red Hot Stops route with many of the shops offering discounts and tastings.

All professional chef chili entries are judged by members from the American Culinary Federation White Mountain Chapter, headed by Bryant Alden, Chef from the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Awards are given for Best Chili with first, second and third places acknowledged. Professional and non-professional chefs are also awarded People’s Choice Award for Best Chili too, selected by all tasters who attend the tour. 

After the competition the fun continues with the Chili Cookoff Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to our 2017 winners.
Best Chili 1st Place - Gibson Center, Chef Sharon Fournier
Best Chili 2nd Place - Runway Restaurant, Chef Jennifer Gambale
Best Chili 3rd Place - AMC, Chef Mary Ann Vitella
People's Choice Best Chili - Memorial Hospital, Chef Glenn White
People's Choice Best Cornbread - McGrath's Tavern, Chef Seammus McGrath
People's Choice Best Table Presentation - The Local Grocer

People's Choice Best Vegetarian Chili - MWV Eaters and Growers, Chef MWV Career & Technical Center, Mineral Springs Cafe, Chef Mark Tapper
People's Choice Best Chili 1st Place - Steve's Flaming Hot Chili, Chef Steve Celani
People's Choice Best Chili 2nd Place - White Mountain Dental, Chefs Harry and Rachel Gulati
People's Choice Best Chili - Conway Area Lions Club, Chef Linda Rafferty
People's Choice Best Cornbread - M&D Playhouse, Chef Dean DeMaster
People's Choice Best Table Presentation - Making Strides sponsored by Stonehurst Manor