Faculty, administrative/professional, and civil service staff are invited to the Illinois State University Faculty/Staff Chili Cook-Off luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

“We’re pleased to bring this popular event back to the campus,” said President Larry Dietz, who is sponsoring the event with his wife, Marlene. The last university Chili Cook-off Champion was named in 2013.

Redbird with the Faculty-Staff Chili Cook_off logoThe event is free, and those in attendance will enjoy a lunch menu, prepared by Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality. The menu will feature beef chili, chicken chili, vegetarian chili, chili condiments, corn bread, crackers, dessert bars, and beverages. I.D. cards will be electronically swiped for entry into the event.

During the luncheon, winners of the preliminary chili cook-offs from across campus will compete to be crowned the 2019 ISU Faculty/Staff Chili Cook-off Champion. A panel of judges will taste and evaluate the entries during the luncheon and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the luncheon. Entries in the final competition will be judged on aroma, consistency, appearance, taste, and aftertaste.

Questions about the cook-off competition and luncheon can be directed to the cook-off committee at 438-8790 or universityevents@ilstu.edu.

The event will also feature the announcement of the Homecoming Campus Decorating Contest winners, and Civil Service Council raffle tickets will be available.

Those who require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at 438-8790 or universityevents@ilstu.edu. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.