Vegetarian Network of Austin Message Board › VNA Chili Contest and Potluck this Saturday!
|Fletch Brendan G.||
Have you prepared your chili recipe yet? Our October potluck is in two days, and we'll be voting on whose chili will represent the VNA at the Veggie Chili Championship in November! If you want your chili to be considered for sponsorship, please register your chili using this form. (http://vegnetaustin.o...)
You can, of course, bring a chili just for the sake of bringing chili (or bring a completely different dish if chili's not your thing).
IMPORTANT: To qualify for VNA sponsorship, your chili must meet these criteria:
Only 100% VEGAN ingredients allowed. You'll need to bring a list of your chili's ingredients with you. If you are not yet a VNA member, but you're interested in joining, you can do so at the meeting as well.
The chili must be at the potluck NO LATER than 6:30 so we can label it anonymously, and others won't see which one yours is.
The chili must be finished, no active cooking can be performed at the potluck. (You can have it simmering or whatever in a crock pot if you like.)
This is the most important part: You must be willing to compete in the Lone Star Veggie Chili Championship (your entry fee, ingredient and equipment costs will be paid by the VNA), which is in south Austin on November 10th, and prepare five gallons of your chili from scratch on site, with your first batch ready for sampling by the public by 12:00pm. (This usually means getting started no later than 8am.)
The VNA will vote on which chili will represent our group at the championship on Sunday, November 10th in South Austin. The VNA will pay the entry fee and the costs of the winner's ingredients. The VNA chili team will need to make five gallons of the chili on-site at the cook-off in November, but for this potluck, you can just bring a pot you made at home. As for the championship itself, the VNA already has gas and electric cooking equipment for you to use, and we will be soliciting other VNA members to volunteer to join the team and help you win the championship that day!