2013 Event

The 1st Annual Chili Kickoff Cookoff For Make-A-Wish took place at Nevins Brewing Company’s outdoor patio during the gorgeous afternoon hours of September 22, 2013. Almost 350 fans of chili, football and Make-A-Wish sampled the creations of 16 chili teams, tried their luck to win great raffle prizes and enjoyed live music from Waterdawgs

We raised $21,230 in total that day and probably inspired twice as many smiles. Check out the Wishes We Granted tab to see the incredible stories of the three wishes we granted in 2013 and our photos below of the event.

Congrats to our People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Winners:

People’s Choice Winners

1st Place: Smoke Ring’z BBQ

2nd Place: One-Two Punch Chili (amateur)

3rd Place: Sharko’s BBQ


Judge’s Choice Winners

1st Place: Sharko’s BBQ

2nd Place: Culinary Artistry

3rd Place: Chief Blackhawks Chili (amateur)





  1. Annabell’s Bar-B-Q
  2. Culinary Artistry
  3. Nevin’s Brewing Co.
  4. Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus
  5. Sharko’s BBQ
  6. Frank’s Night Out
  7. Smoke Ring’z BBQ & Grill
  8. Chelios’ Pub & Grill


  1. Royal Oaks Landscaping
  2. Intestinal Distress
  3. Quetzalacatenango Chili
  4. Cool C’s Chili
  5. One-Two Punch Chili
  6. Chief Blackhawks Game On Chili
  7. MJ’s Cool Chili
  8. Fat, Drunk & Stupid Hot Chili

Our 2013 Celebrity Judging Panel:


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