State chili cook-off to take place at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY – The 2011 Great New York State Chili Championship will take place outside the Binghamton University Events Center on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event, which is open to the public, is seeking competitors, vendors and judges, as well as aficionado interested in sampling a variety of homemade chili recipes.

Cooking teams from around the state will be on campus for a shot at the state title.  The winner of the open competition will receive $500 and the top three finishers will each earn a place at the Chili Appreciation Society International championship event to be held this fall in Texas.  Judges will also award prizes for showmanship.

Sodexo and the Binghamton University Alumni Association are sponsoring the state chili championship.  Money raised will benefit the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) and the Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides support to current Binghamton University students who are children of alumni.  In the chili cook-off’s nine-year history, the event has raised more than $25,000 for Binghamton-area charities.

For more information about the event and to register, visit Further questions and cook, judge or vendor registrations can be directed at Alicia Loso at (607) 777-6756 or

Last Updated: 9/17/13