MFD Chili Contest


Registration & Information:

  2. Entry fee is $25. Due on the day of the event.
  3. Cash or Check made payable to: MCFFRA (Maui County Fire Fighters Relief Association)
  4. Each entry will receive 2 admission passes to the Maui Fair and 1 Unloading pass.


Rules & Regulations – OPEN Category

  • Contestants will NOT be professional cooks
  • All entries are welcomed. Recipes will not be limited to red chili, green chili, beans or no beans.
  • All entries will be prepared off-site.
  • A minimum of (2) Two quarts shall be prepared for judging.
  • Contestants shall provide their own heating element, utensils, food containers, etc., for use at the fairgrounds.
  • Host will provide prep area and washing station
  • Host will provide sampling bowls, utensils and paper goods to contestants for judge sampling.
  • Event begins at 3:30 p.m., judging for “OPEN” category will commence at 4:00 p.m., and conclude with awards approximately at 5:30 p.m.
  • Contestants will provide approximately 10x – 6 oz. samples for the judges panel.

Judging criteria:

  1. Taste – the taste should consist of the combination of any meat, peppers, spices etc. with no particular ingredient being dominant, but rather a blend of the flavors. Does it make you want more?
  2. Consistency – chili must have a good ratio between sauce and meat. It should not be dry, watery, grainy, lumpy or greasy.
  3. Aroma – does it smell appetizing?
  4. Color – does it look appetizing?
  5. Bite – how does the heat of the peppers and spices compliment the dish?
  • A single grand prize of a round trip for two on Alaska Airlines (system-wide) will be awarded by the judges for the OPEN category winner.
  • At no time shall “Open Category” entries be made available for consumption to the general public.

Contact Chad for all inquiries at 808-357-2134.