ICS Cook Rules

Registration Prior to Cookoff

All ICS cooks must register at: www.chilicookoff.com/chilionthegreen no later than October 1, 2021. Any cook registering after that date will not be accepted. Spaces are limited so register early.

You will assigned an 11’ by 11’ booth space. We can provide you with a 10’ by 10’ tent an 8-foot table and 2 chairs for a fee of $250 or you can bring your own. If you want to rent from us, you must reserve your tent, table and chairs no later than 3pm October 12th. To rent this equipment call or text Bob Piland @ 918-407-9771.

Day of Cookoff Check-in

Check-in, the day of the cookoff will be between 11:30am and 1:00 pm. All ICS cooks must be checked in with fees paid in full at the official check-in table during that time period. Any cooks that have not registered prior to 1:00 pm will not be allowed to participate. There will be no exceptions.

Event Schedule

A schedule for the day’s events including cooks’ meetings, turn-in times, judging and the announcement of winners has been developed and we will do our very best to adhere to the times shown. Click here to access the official schedule:

ICS Official Rules

The winners of each ICS category will qualify to advance to the World Championship Chili Cookoff sanctioned by The International Chili Society. All ICS cooks entered in this cookoff are required to follow the rules set forth by ICS.

Public Taster Samples.

Taster kits will be sold to the public to help raise money for our charities. ICS cooks will be required to provide a minimum of 2 gallons of chili in addition to what they are preparing for competition entries to give away as public taster samples. Public taster chili must contain beans. This chili may be prepared on site the day of the cookoff or off site prior to the cookoff and reheated for the public. Cookoff staff will come to each ICS cooks tent to verify they have the required amount of taster sample chili. Any cook that does not have the required amount (minimum of 2 gallons) will be disqualified from the competition and will not be eligible for any prize money or awards.

The general public will be purchasing “all you can eat” wrist bands and tasting kits at the event to help raise money for our charities. Each competing Restaurant and Corporate team must prepare a minimum of 10 gallons of their best chili. There are no rules governing ingredients or color and you may prepare your chili on site, at the event or in advance at any location of your choice. Regardless of where you prepare your chili, it must be temperature hot and ready to serve to the public at 5:30pm sharp.

The only acceptable method for heating chili at the venue is with propane gas or Sternos. You will need to provide your own propane and heating source. There will be no electricity available. We will provide you with a list of health department rules governing cleanliness and sanitation prior to the event. We will have several hand wash stations at the event.

Overall People’s Choice Award

All ICS cooks will be eligible for the People’s Choice Chili awards based on their public taster samples given away. The winner will be selected by the public using tickets or tokens issued to them with their taster kits. They will be instructed to give their token to the chili cook or team they feel is the best. Each team or cook will be given a receptacle to collect the tokens from the public. The receptacles will be gathered, and the tokens counted to determine the winner.

Best Booth Award

To make the event more fun we will be awarding $1000 for the best decorated booth. Chili OnThe Green officials will solicit volunteers from the general public on the day of the event to form a secret panel of judges who will then be tasked with selecting the best decorated booth. All chili booths (corporate, restaurant and ICS competitive) will be eligible for this award, so the competition will be stiff! Keep in mind that the more fun or crazy your booth is, the more people it will attract. The more people you attract, the better your chances are for winning the coveted Best Booth award. Make it fun, but it must be family friendly. Any booth deemed un appropriate will be shut down and removed from the competition.