The VooDoo Krewe


VooDoo Chef's

Big Bad Chili Cook Off

November 4, 2018   

 2pm - 7pm

Ybor City

James Joyce Irish Pub


VooDoo Krewe Chili Cook Off benefits the VooDoo Chef foundation

Big Bad VooDoo Chili Cook Off

Take Home the Title

Best Chili in Tampa Bay!

The Best Use of VooDoo

VooDoo's Fan Favorite!

Blind judging will be based on the following four criteria:

    1. Aroma - Chili should smell appetizing
    2. Eye Appeal - Does the chili look appetizing
    3. Taste - Chili should taste good
    4. Overall Satisfaction - I would eat this chili again!


  • It is not necessary to be a member of The VooDoo Krewe to compete
  • You may use a variety of meat, beans, veggies, whole tomatoes or whatever you wish
  • Entrants must arrive no later than 1 PM and be ready to serve no later than 2 PM
  • Awards will be announced at 6 PM
  • Entrants will be required to provide a minimum of  2 gallons of chili for the event
  • The chili must be prepared at home and brought hot or warmed up on site*
  • You will be required to turn in 3 - 1/2 Cup servings for blind judging
  • Entrants will serve 1 1/2 oz servings to guests for the peoples choice award 
  • The VooDoo Krewe will provide all service vessels for the event
  • Guests will vote by dropping their Peoples Choice ticket in you voting container
  • Each participant must provide their own table, propane, and tent (optional)
  • Cooks do not have access to electric (no generators will be permitted) 
  • Water access is available.

Competitors must follow making sure to observe food safety guidelines.  All food items must be kept below 41degrees or about 135 degree temperature at all times.  When heating food items, you have only two hours to take the food from below 41 degrees to above 135 degrees in temperature.  You are responsible for the safety of your own food items.
To Register click the link below:

Entry Fee:

$25.00 Donation


Come out to James Joyce Irish Pub for an afternoon of good times and GREAT Chili!  

No Tickets Necessary!  

Everyone Welcome!



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