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West Sacramento Chili Cook-off c/o Our Lady of Grace School 1990 Linden Road West Sacramento, CA 95691
The top restaurants and chefs from greater Sacramento - Cap City Area will compete for the title of "Best Chili" and "People's Choice Award" on November 18, 2017.
Join us on November 18, 2017, at one of the hottest spots in town for the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Details to come in early September 2017!
Buy a craft cocktail or a local, handcrafted beer from the bar, buy some Cracker Jacks, or play one of our carnival style games all in the name of helping the kids at Our Lady of Grace. Eat, drink and have fun. It's for the kids after all.
Get Tickets!
This exclusive event has a limited number of tickets available. Tickets go on sale in mid-September 2017! Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

The River City Chili Cook-off is the Capital area's premier chili competition featuring 15-20 of the area’s top restaurants competing for the title of Best Chili to raise money for education. 

Past participants in the event include the 2016 Judge’s and People’s Choice champion - Dos Coyotes, de Vere’s Irish Pub, Broderick Roadhouse, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Porch, Fahrenheit 250 BBQ, Sail InnGrotto & Bar, 524 Mexican Restaurant, Asanté Catering, Localis, and more. This year’s line-up already includes Dos Coyotes, Asanté Catering, Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo, and Cali Love New American Street Food with more applications coming in daily.

The event features a cash bar, unlimited chili samples, carnival games, a DJ, and more. This event is open to anyone over the age of 21. 

All proceeds from the event benefit Our Lady of Grace School in West Sacramento.

Support the Chili Cook-off

From entering your chili, being a corporate sponsor, donating an item for the raffle or silent auction, or giving $50 to make sure the event is a success - there's a way for everyone to be involved!

Enter Your Chili

The Chili Cook-off is the place to showcase your skills. We want to show the region, the state and the country the top notch dining experience Sacramento has to offer while supporting a great cause.

Prove it!

Be a Sponsor

The primary source of funding for the West Sacramento Chili Cook-off is from corporate sponsors, which help assure the success of the West Sacramento Chili Cook-Off.

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Donate an Item

Donated items help make our pub games and raffle a success. Your donation is likely tax deductible.

Donate an item

Make a Donation

Make a donation to help ensure that the West Sac Chili Cook-off is a success. Every little bit helps!

Make a Donation!

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Title Sponsor Yelp Sacramento
The 2017 River City Chili Cook-Off is presented by Yelp Sacramento!
Chili Tasting Sponsor
Chili Tasting Sponsor XL Construction
The Chili Tasting area is proudly presented by XL Construction.
Bar Sponsor
Bar Sponsor Laborers Local 185
Enjoy cocktails featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka and Preservation & Co. premium mixers at the L185 bar.
Spirit Donated by
Spirit Donated by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch.
All Sponsors
All Sponsors 2017 Sponsors
The River City Chili Cook-off wouldn't be a success if not for our gracious sponsors.