Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off
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10th Annual
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Chili Cook‑Off

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in this super fun cook-off event! 

2019 Chili Cook-Off Results

Best Professional  (Con Carne)

  1. Ric's Righteous Red, Ric Gilbert (San Jose)
  2. UCSC Dining Team, Josh Martin (Santa Cruz)
  3. East Side Eatery, Derek Rupp (Santa Cruz)


Best Amateur (Con Carne)

  1. No Name Chili Gods w/Ryan (Windsor)
  2. Texas Afterburn, Amanda McCarty (San Jose)
  3. Dirato's Grotto Rogue Chili, Mark Dirato (Concord)


Best Professional Vegetarian

  1. Ric's Rightous Veg, Ric Gilbert (San Jose)
  2. UCSC Dining Team, Josh Martin (Santa Cruz)
  3. The Pit Bull Pit Smoked Chili, Gary Whitehead (Brentwood)


Best Amateur Vegetarian

  1. Texas Afterburn, Amanda McCarty (San Jose)
  2. Oink & Moo, Doug Ludlow (San Jose)
  3. Trick or Treat, Joyce Nelson (Shingle Springs)

People's Choice Amateur:

Crackers Honkey Tonk Chili, Jeff Chandler (Fremont)

People's Choice Professional:

East Side Eatery, Derek Rupp (Santa Cruz)

Most Tasted Amateur:

Oink & Moo, Doug Ludlow (San Jose)

Most Tasted Professional:

East Side Eatery, Derek Rupp (Santa Cruz)

Best Theme

  1. Dirato's Grotto Rogue Chili, Mark Dirato (Concord)
  2. Stranger Beans, Steven Springer (Gilroy)
  3. Chili of the Caribbean, Pete Zaniewski (Sacramento)

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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