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UK Chilli Cook Off to take place at the Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 21st September 2014 (21st January 2014)

The Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli festival will host the first official Dorothy Clive Garden Chilli Cook-off in association with the UKCCA on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

Hugely popular in America, the Chilli Cook-off phenomenon is now well and truly established the U.K. Entrants into the competition will have just 4 hours to cook a gallon of Chilli con Carne from scratch using nothing but uncooked ingredients.

Each team’s Chilli will be judged by a panel of experts to determine the winner. Festival attendees can also get involved by tasting each team’s Chilli and voting for their favourite!

The winning team will qualify for the UK Final in 2015 as well as receiving £200 for winning their heat! The competition is open to anyone who thinks they can cook a knockout Chilli.

The winner of the UK Final, during 2015, will win a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with flights and accommodation included, to represent the UK in the World Food Championships! The prize purse for the Chilli category is a whopping $25,000!

For cookoff rules and information on how to enter or register your team, visit

Event Organiser, Julia Roberts, said, ‘We are really excited to be hosting the UK Chilli Cook Off for the first time as part of our annual Dorothy Clive Garden Annual Chilli Festival. This not only adds more entertainment for our festival visitors, but is a great opportunity for local amateur cooks to showcase their culinary skills. Contestants must really impress the judges and the general public alike, who also get the chance to taste all the chillies made on the day!’

The 3rd Annual Chilli Festival will take place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 21st September 2014 and will include: talks and demonstrations about chillies; a chilli eating contest; a ‘Best Chilli Sauce’ Competition; a chilli planting and propagation workshop; a chilli market selling plants, seeds, oils, sauces, chutneys, jams, drinks and spices; a fire breathing display; live music; a Salsa Marquee with salsa dancing; spice inspired colouring and activities for children and lots, lots more. Admission is at the reduced price of £3.50 per person, 0-5 old are admitted for free. Children from 5-18 years old are admitted for £2.00.