The Lendrum Chili Cook-Off

The Lendrum Chili Cook-Off started in November of 2014 and it continues to be an annual event and a great time for meeting new people and having lots of laughs. Community members of all ages came out to enjoy good times, but mostly to enjoy and share good chili together!

Is your chili recipe enough to knock our socks off?? Are you a chili aficionado?? Can your chili stand up against our past Chili Cook-Off Winners??
Put your chili up to the test - enter in the Lendrum Chili Cook-Off!

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM @ Lendrum Community Hall

Chili Cook-Off.

To join the competition, let the Event Hosts know your intentions - to make sure there is enough chili to go around. Look at some of the past Winning Chili Cook-Off Recipes to get a few ideas, if you need them.
Then make a batch of chili to feed 6 - 8 people and bring it along for sharing/competing on the night of the competition.

On Competition Night - get your taste buds ready to be wowed by your neighbours' chili skills, and enjoy an evening with friends.
$5/person or $20/family gets you a bowl & spoon, 3 votes, and refills until the pots are empty. Drinks will be available for purchase. Consider bringing your own bowl and spoon to the event to help keep things green!

Ben Willing and Matthew Hawkeye, past chili cook-off winners, are organizing the competition this year.

Chili Competitors and Volunteers, please contact Matthew and Ben at or 780.920.6122.

Helping hands are always needed to make events go smoothly. A few of the tasks are listed below - please lend a hand:

  • setting up
  • serving alcohol
  • cleaning up at the end of it all

Please contact Matthew at or 780.920.6122. and let him know what you'd like to help with, so we have all tasks covered.

Lendrum's Annual Chili Cook-Off Winners

The Chili Cook-Off would not be such a success without all the Volunteers who come forward: Event Hosts to organize and get permits, bartenders who serve responsibly, volunteers who come early to set-up before, and those who stay late to clean-up afterwards and especially those who make and bring the chili for us all to share!

Use the Winning Chili Cook-Off Recipes to cook like our pros or to plan your strategy to be the next Lendrum Chili-Off Winner!

2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

Thank you to Geoff Scott and Catherine Rostron, both previous winners, for being Event Hosts and organizing the event.

Best Traditional Chili - Lora Pillipow - Festive Black Bean Chilli AND Luke Porter - Traditional Chili

Best Vegetarian or Vegan Chili - Kathleen Marta - I Can't Believe It's Not Critter

Neighbourhood Choice - Matthew Hawkeye - Chili Recipe

2016 Chili Cook-Off Winners

Thank you to Xanthe Loyer for being the Event Host and organizing the event this year.

Best Traditional Chili - Catherine Rostron - Johnny Cash Chili

Best Vegetarian Chili - Blair Sanderman - Kid Friendly Chick Pea Chili

Neighbourhood Choice - Geoff Scott - The Smokin' Dodo

2015 Chili Cook-Off Winners

Thank you to Georgina Hawkeye for organizing the event once again this year.

Best Traditional Chili - Xanthe Loyer - Tropical Spice Chili a la Loyer

Best Vegetarian Chili - Erin Sawyer & Ben Willing - Fresh & Zesty Vegetarian Chili

Neighbourhood Choice - Matthew Hawkeye - Chili Blanche

2014 Chili Cook-Off Winners

Thank you to the 2014 Event Sponsor, Jean Reyda of J.R. Golf Course, for donating all the drinks.
Thank you to Georgina Hawkeye for organizing this new family friendly event for Lendrum.

Best Traditional Chili - Daryle Tilroe - 5 Bean, 3 Pepper, Chipotle Chili

Best Vegetarian Chili - Pam Smith - Incredible Chili

Neighbourhood Choice - Kathy Turnbull - Easy Slow Cooker White Chili

 Lendrum's 2014 chili cook-off
Additional pictures from Lendrum's 2014 chili cook-off