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Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Meadowlands Chili Cookoff on Saturday, January 30 with $1,000 prize

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (January 27, 2016) – The Meadowlands Racetrack’s inaugural Homestyle Chili Cookoff is Saturday, January 30.  The contest offers a $1,000 first place prize plus a spot in the International Chili Society’s World Championship cook-off in Reno, Nevada.

Homestyle chili is defined by the International Chili Society as the cook’s favorite combination of ingredients resulting in a dish seasoned with chili peppers and spices. Contestants must cook their chili on site between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with judging promptly after. 

In addition to the chili competition, a separate side contest for homemade salsa will also be conducted offering the winner a $500 first prize.

Cooks can still enter to compete through Thursday, January 28, currently there are thirteen entrants for the chili cookoff and seven contestants in the homemade salsa contest. 

Sampling of both the chili and salsa are also encouraged and all those at the track on Saturday will have the opportunity to sample and vote for their “People’s Choice” favorite. 

“We are extremely pleased with the response to the chili cook-off,” said Meadowlands General Manager and CEO Jason M. Settlemoir. “We continuously look for new and engaging promotions to get people to come out the track. We are looking forward to sampling and voting on some great chili! ”

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