Sedona AZ (May 2, 2019) – You won’t want to miss the 9th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, May 4, 11 to 5 p.m. at Tlaquepaque’s Calle de Independencia. The event is part of Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta weekend. Enjoy chili tasting, beer and wine garden, silent auction, and kid’s activities. Top chefs from area restaurants will showcase their chili and vie for the 2019 Restaurant Chili Championship including: The Artist’s Kitchen Shop, Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek, Steakhouse 89, Tamaliza Café , and Vino di Sedona. Other awards include the Restaurant Judges’ Award and Peoples’ Choice Award plus cash prizes and trophies. Competing for the community judges’ choice are Sedona’s Mayor Sandy Moriarty, Cottonwood’s Mayor Tim Elinski, and Interim Fire Chief of the Sedona Fire District Jason Coil.
This year’s judges are: Robert K. Barry – Culinary & Hospitality Director for Yavapai College; Joe Rodgers, chef for Indian Gardens Café, and Jeff Smedstad, chef for Elote. The silent auction includes certificates for area restaurants, lodging and spas, golfing, jewelry, artwork, and much more. For parking and more information visit https://www.sedonarotary.org/page/the-great-sedona-chili-cook-off
The silent auction features paintings from local artists including Susan Pitcairn and Penny Blazej. To see more go to https://www.sedonarotary.org/1720/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=great-sedona-chili-cook-off-silent-auction-2019