Maui Arts & Entertainment

Maui Fair Chili Cook-Off Benefit to Include Maui’s Top Chefs

August 31, 2015, 12:12 PM HST
* Updated August 31, 11:56 PM
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Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The 11th Annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiserat the 93rd Maui Fair will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent.

The fundraiser will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund, which enables keiki afflicted with injuries related to fires to receive the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy on their road to recovery.

There will be two categories.

The first fifteen non-professional registered cooks will be entered into the Open Category. There will be a registration fee. Contestants should bring thier favorite chili recipe and Maui fire fighters serve as judges. The winner of this Open Category will win a Trip for Two on Alaska Airlines (system-wide).

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The Chef Exhibition will highlight the island’s Best Chef Category. This year’s entries include Chef Rob Wheeler of Iron Imu, Chef Eric Morrissette of Fleetwood’s on Front Street and Chef Ryan Luckey of Leilani’s on the Beach. The chef winning the People’s Choice Award will receive $500. The public is invited to sample these delicious creations for a small donation and vote for their favorite dish.

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The registration form, and rules and regulations can be downloaded online. Pick up your entry number and gate pass at the Fair Office once you’ve been approved as one of the 15 applicants.

Visit the Maui Fair Office in the War Memorial Gymnasium Parking Lot, open daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (808) 242-2721 before visiting the office.

Go online for further information.

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