Cast your vote for the best chili recipe prepared by [Whole Foods] team members!
All 10 of our store’s teams will compete for first and second place prizes, plus the first place team will be awarded $250 to donate to their favorite charity.
Your votes, along with the votes of our celebrity judges (see list below) will determine the fate of the winners. Additionally, Schlafly Beer will be passing out free samples of their fine brew as will Kaldi’s Coffee, two of our finest local vendors.
And, to sweeten the pot, anyone who submits a completed voting ticket will be entered to win a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card.
We are very excited to have the support of the following judges who will also determine which chili has the best flavor, best texture and utilizes the most unique recipe. Join Catherine Neville, Editor and Publisher of Feast Magazine, Patti and Mark Whisnant, our local grass fed beef producers and owners of the Whisnant Family Farm, who have been kind enough to donate all of the beef for the chili recipes (on sale this day only for $4.99/lb., regularly $5.99/lb.), Smash, St. Louis radio, television and Smash Band, Rich Gould, Sports Director News 11, and Laura Mattlock, Town & Country/Frontenac Chamber President.
We would also like to thank Match Meat who is donating their vegan meat alternative so that all of our non-meat eating customers can also participate.
Live music will be presented by the 2 Star Final with all activities taking place outside on our sidewalk and our parking lot. We’re hoping Mother Nature will cooperate, but bring an umbrella just in case!