Popular Code Red Chili Cook-off returns to Zachary Oct. 21

This is Lane RMC Foundation’s 4th year hosting this community event…and the competition gets hotter each year! All the fun takes place at The Pointe at Americana in Zachary.Once again, the Code Red Chili Cook-off is set to be a day full of music, chili competition, games, craft beer tasting, cake walk, face painting – a good time for the entire family! Enjoy chili and salsa competitions prepared by teams from all across the region.
Printidz Zone activities are free and offer the younger chili lovers lots of fun with an art station, duck pond game and more! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome to enjoy live the music.
Refreshments, cold beverages, hot dogs and baked goods will be sold throughout the day. No entry or parking fees.
How Does the Chili Tasting Work? Each team prepares a chili that is unique to their combinations of ingredients and seasonings. Tasting Bands allow you to taste all chili prepared for the People’s Choice award. After you purchase your tasting band you can visit each team and ask to taste their People’s Choice chili. You will receive a 2 oz. cup and spoon. Some teams may provide condiments such as cheese, sour cream, crackers, etc. Tasting bands are $10 and come with two People’s Choice voting tickets.
What is the People’s Choice Award? This award is chosen by YOU! The cooks have gone through a lot of trouble to entice you to vote for their chili! After you have tasted all of the chili, you vote for your favorite by placing your voting ticket in the ballot box each team has on their table. The team with the most tickets wins the People’s Choice award! Additional voting tickets/bands can be purchased. Everyone wishing to taste chili MUST purchase a tasting band.
Craft Beer Tasting: Tasting Bands are $15 each. Must be 21 to taste craft beer.
It’s not too late to enter a team! Both amateur cooks and professional chefs are welcome. Categories are Red Competition Chili, People’s Choice Chili and Salsa. Adults and youth divisions (for cooks 17 and under). Registration packets, rules and sponsorship packets are available online at www.lanermcfoundation.org


Code Red Chili Cook-off at The Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting Street, Zachary. For more information, contact event chair Theresa Payment at 225-658-6699 or email tpayment@lanermc.
This unique event offers companies, organizations and individuals from across the REGION the opportunity to compete in the cook-off or simply enjoy the fun—all for a worthy cause. The Code Red Chili Cook-off is an annual fundraiser for the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. As a nonprofit, the Foundation relies upon events such as this to raise funds to supports Lane’s mission of investing in the future by providing access to the very best healthcare services, technologies and programs available to the community. It is presented by Americana, Level Homes and Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation.