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2022 T.J. Chili Cook-Off

Join us for the 2022 T.J. Chili Cook-Off benefitting the T.J. Community Mission Foundation!

Thank you to our event sponsor Morrison Healthcare Food Services for providing supplies and the toppings bar for the event!

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Time: 11am - 1pm (or until we run out!)

Location: T.J. Samson Community Hospital (parking lot)

Cost: $5 - Single serving bowl of your chili of choice and a bottle of water OR

$10 - “Sample It All Pass” and bottle of water

$1 - Dessert (see Bake Sale info below)

Cost includes your favorite toppings. The Sample It All Pass also includes a vote for the People's Choice Award!


******Please pre-register by submitting the registration form to the TJCMF office at by Noon on November 1, 2022. (This is vitally important as it will help us be prepared for the appropriate number of entries)

  • There is no cost to enter your chili into the competition!
  • Chili may be dropped off between 8 a.m. -10 a.m. (if special arrangements need to be made to accommodate your work schedule, please contact Randy Burns)
  • Judging will begin at 10:15 a.m.
  • First place awards will be given in five categories:
    • Traditional
    • Hot Chili
    • White Chili
    • Vegetarian Chili
    • Chili with noodles
  • Judges will select one over all Grand Champion
  • The “People’s Choice Award” will also be voted on by those who buy the “$10 Sample It All” pass.
  • All entries must be made by a TJRH employee or volunteer
  • Contestants MAY enter more than category
  • Chili must be delivered in a crock pot or some other manner by which to keep the chili warm
  • Contestants MUST provide a serving spoon/ladle with their chili
  • Contestants' crockpots and supplies should be picked up by 3 p.m. (if special arrangements need to be made, please contact Randy Burns)

Celebrity panel of judges: Master Magician Lance Burton, members of The Kentucky Headhunters, and WBKO Chief Meteorologist, Shane Holinde!

Bake Sale & Silent Auction

Individual Bake Sale items will be available for $1.

We invite you to help support this event by bringing homemade, individually-wrapped baked goods for the Bake Sale portion of the event!

  • Individually wrapped or zip lock bagged items such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. are requested.
  • Or, bring a whole cake, pie, or other type of dessert! There will be a Dessert Silent Auction Table where you can bid on your co-worker’s best whole desserts.
  • Please deliver bake sale items to the tent between 8-10 a.m.

Thank you for your support of the T.J. Community Mission Foundation!!