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2nd Annual RI Kosher Chili Cook-Off, June 5

The Second Annual Rhode Island Kosher Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, June 5 • 11AM to 4PM
Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island • 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

Second Annual Rhode Island Kosher Chili Cook-Off Scheduled for June 5

PROVIDENCE – The Second Annual Rhode Island Kosher Chili Cook-Off will take place on Sunday, June 5 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence. Twenty teams representing different community organizations will once again compete for the title of “Best Kosher Chili in Rhode Island.” All chili will be glatt kosher, and there will be meat, turkey, and vegetarian options. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children with a max of $30 per family and includes chili tastings, voting tickets, live music, and children’s activities including bounce houses, a climbing wall, crafts, games and more. Expected attendance – over 500. An assortment of beers in a beer garden, soda and food concessions will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit family programming of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.

Elite panel of judges include:

  • Chef Nemo Bolin of Cook and Brown
  • Frank Terranova from Johnson and Wales University & Cooking with Class on Channel 10
  • Anne Marie Bouthillette of Blackbird Farms
  • Karl Guggenmos – University Dean of Culinary Education at Johnson and Wales University
  • Chef Walter Potenza of Walter’s Ristorante d’Italia

For more information, go to rikosherchilicookoff.com.


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3 Responses to 2nd Annual RI Kosher Chili Cook-Off, June 5

  1. jen coleslaw May 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    This looks like SO MUCH FUN! I’m sorry I will miss it, but i do have a question if Bret is reading– why no vegetables from Israel?

  2. Bret Ancowitz May 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Jen, I’m not sure what you’re referring to… If it’s the predominance of meat mentioned, of the 15 or 20 or so teams last year, several made vegetarian chilis. My team (we won last year actually!) created our recipe for a vegetarian chili and used meat just for the competition, but I still think it’s better as a vegetarian chili. The event was a lot fun and I’m looking forward to going back this year as a observer, and not a contestant. We decided to quit on top :-).

    Also, Israeli vegetables are amazing. We really have no concept of what fresh fruits and vegetables are here compared to what Israelis live with on a day to day basis. Our farmers markets don’t even come close to replicating the freshness. There are several Israeli recipes that are useless here in the US since a lot of taste of the recipes depends on the “punch” that the freshness of the ingredients give…

  3. jencoleslaw May 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    In the rules for the event it said No Vegetables from Israel and I wondered why.

    FRESH VEGETABLES: may be purchased from any source. No leafy greans. Fresh produce from Israel cannot be used. See below for more information regarding vegetables.

    Sorry I can’t be there, but have loads of fun and take pictures!

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