For the students and faculty of FHU, the beginning of the spring semester means more than new classes and colder weather—it means that Chili Bowl is just around the corner. Chili Bowl Numero Cinco will be Jan. 31 from 5:30--7 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center’s auxiliary gym.
Chili Bowl pits twenty teams against each other in heated competition. Teams enter their chili as either traditional or non-traditional, depending on which meat the chili contains. Chili entries are judged on aroma, color, consistency and taste.
New to the competition this year is a brownie bakeoff. Brownie entries will be judged on appearance, taste, consistency and creativity.
Brad Montague of FHU’s Office of Marketing and University Relations will emcee the event. The FHU drum line and FHU student male and female quartets will provide entertainment throughout the night.
Awards are given to the top three brownies, traditional chilies and nontraditional chilies as decided by the judges. Those attending the event are encouraged to vote for a People’s Choice winner; these votes can include the quality of the food entry and any decorations or costumes the teams use. Judges’ scores and people’s choice ballots are averaged together to determine the grand champion winner for the chili bowl and brownie bakeoff.
Registration for the chili and brownie competitions is open until Friday, Jan. 27. There is a $25 entry fee for the chili bowl and $10 fee for the brownie bakeoff. Teams wishing to compete in both categories may register for $30. General admission to the event is $5 and $3 for senior citizens and college students with ID.
For more information visit fhu.edu/chilibowl
or contact Wanda Pulse at email@example.com