UK Chilli Cook off Association (UKCCA) gathers pace, can you cook the Ultimate Chilli?

by Thelurch on February 16, 2013 · 0 comments

in Events, General Information

Cooking a good Chilli is more than a few chopped tomatoes, mince and chilli powder these days, just ask the Americans, they have been doing cook offs for years and the UK is now catching up thanks to a man with a passion called Jon Doody who formed the UK Chilli Cook Off Association (UKCCA). As the Chilli season rapidly approaches, there are various “Cook off’s” being organised the length and breadth of the UK.
So here is Jon to explain a little more:
“Can you cook a fantastic Chilli con Carne from scratch or know someone who can? Fancy becoming the UK champion? The UK Chilli Cook-off Association has a number of competitions running throughout the country to discover the best Chilli in the land. Competing is fun and easy and you’ll be helping to raise money for various charities in the UK. 
There are several heats already organised that you can join, including events on the Isle of Wight, Bedfordshire, Upton Cheyney, Dorset and Northumberland, with upcoming events in London, Reading, East Sussex and the North West of England. 
Heats will comprise of teams cooking a quality Chilli from scratch within 4 hours, using nothing but uncooked ingredients. Our panel of expert judges will decide who wins the £250 1st prize. Winners and runner’s up from each heat qualify for the UK final later in the year!
To find out more about Chilli Cook-offs, with details on how to enter any of our competitions, please go to
The UKCCA also assists in helping people organise their own Chilli Cook-offs. If you’re part of a community group or pub/club and you’re looking for something different to organise in your area, you can have you very own cook-off that is sanctioned by the UKCCA. We can provide you with a cook-off kit that has everything you need to run your own event. PLUS, the winner of any UKCCA sanctioned event automatically qualifies for the UK final!! To enquire, please go to our contact page here and send us your details.”

So there you have it, if you think your Chilli is any good, have a go, these competitions are really good humoured and good fun.

Here are the current Cook offs :
  • Bedfordshire Chilli Cook-off 08/06/2013 – 12:00pm
    Welcome to the event page for the Bedfordshire Chilli Cook-off at the wonderful Chilli & Food Fiesta at the Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire On June 8th 2013, up to 20 teams will compete to become the Bedfordshire Chilli Champion
  • The North East Chilli Cook-off 07/07/2013 – 12:00pm
    Welcome to the event page for the North of England’s Chilli Cook-off at the fabulous North East Chilli Festival at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland!…
  • London Chilli Cook-off 20/07/2013 – 12:00am
    Chilli heads of London! The UK Chilli Cook-off train will be thundering your way in the Summer of 2013. We expect that this will be one of our more popular events of the year…
  • The Isle of Wight Chilli Cook-off 27/07/2013 – 11:00am
    Welcome to the event page for the Isle of Wight Chilli Cook-off at the wonderful Isle of Wight Chilli Fiesta…
  • The Great Dorset Chilli Cook-off 04/08/2013 – 12:00pm
    Welcome to the event page for the Dorset Chilli Cook-off at the fabulous Great Dorset Chilli Festival at St Giles House, Wimbourne St Giles, Dorset On Aug 4th 2013, up to 20 teams will compete to become the Dorset Chilli Cook-off Champion
  • The 2nd Upton Cheyney Chilli Cook-off 07/09/2013 – 10:00am
    Welcome to the event page for the 2nd Upton Cheyney Chilli Cook-off at the fabulous Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival at Manor Farm, Upton Cheyney, nr Bath. Yes, we’re back again after the success of the 2012 festival!…

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