UK Chilli Week 2011 – Proposal

by Hot Juan on December 31, 2010 · 3 comments

in News

After a chat on twitter with @mrsinghssauce and a few other, the ChileFoundry would like to propose the idea of the “UK Chilli Week” where we try to get the UK tasting and trying chilli products that are available in the UK.

This could take many forms, but instead of one big event at a single location it would be spread around the UK. With so many UK business involved and with a big geographical spread we could probably cover the whole of the UK with small events and add up to one BIG week of promotion.

  • Chilli Farm open days – Taste products and Chilli varieties?
  • Product Tastings in Farm Shops & Supermarkets?
  • Local Chilli Eating Competitions
  • Any other ideas?

It may be that producers/importers that do not have a good location could get link-up with one of the farms and work together on a local event, the more people who know about what is available the better.

We would offer to work with each of you to promote the events and provide PR to local and national press (any PR agencies out there that would like work with us?)

The big questions are :-

  1. When could it be done?
  2. Who is interested in joining in?

Please email us at if you have any recommendations or are interested in taking part.
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avatar Greenhouse Sensation June 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Love the idea of the National Chilli Week and would love to be a part of a celebration of all things chilli. October would be great as we are always overwhelmed with our HUGE chilli harvests!!


avatar Edible Ornamentals January 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Great idea. We actually participated in the National Chilli week about four years ago when Nando’s was promoting the event.
Obviously it would be a much bigger affair if we could get all the growers, producers and promoters who are actually involved with chillies to participate.
From our perspective things begin to really slow down in our greenhouses and polytunnels in the last weeks of October so we’d be interested in either the last week of September or the first week of October (latest).
Our two cents (pence). Any other thoughts/ideas?
Shawn and Joanna


avatar Hot Juan January 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Some dates have been recommended, but the best idea so far seems to be the 1/2 term week 22 – 30 October 2011, as the schools are out, there are lots of fresh chillies and people may be staring to think about Christmas gifts.

When would you like to see National Chilli Week!


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