Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Chili Cook-Off (Feb. 21)

The Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club (FLWC) invites you to participate in their First Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Esplanade Park along Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. This event is a fundraiser benefitting the FLWC, the oldest civic organization in Broward County and holder of the last remaining historic buildings in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The FLWC and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale challenge businesses, families, groups, civic organizations, and other clubs to gather their best creative chefs and enter their own prize-winning chili kettle cuisine into the competition. The Chili Cook-Off is an excellent opportunity to create exposure for your business, engage in team-building and show community support.

Winners of the Cook-Off will be determined by popular vote, so we are seeking a whole gang of chili-tasters to gather at this family-friendly event, which also includes craft beer, local bands, food trucks and retail & non-profit vendor booths. Grand prize for best chili recipe will receive a “bragging rights” trophy and $500.00. Trophies and prizes will also be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners and “Best-Decorated Competitor Booth,” which will also receive free entry into next year’s competition. We would appreciate your Cook-Off competitor application entry of $95 by January 30.

General event admission is free or $10.00 for those that want to be tasting connoisseurs and cast their vote for the best chili recipe. Tasting begins at 1:00 and winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

To enter the Chili Cook-Off competition, reserve vendor booth space or become a sponsor/underwriter of this event, please contact Tracey Samples at or call 352.504.2388.

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For more information on this event, see the Facebook event page.

Thank you for preserving our heritage and legacy of bringing community together for the common good.  We look forward to seeing you on February 21 at Esplanade Park!

Established in 1911, the mission of the FLWC is to engage women as volunteers who want to make a recognizable difference in addressing civic, educational, cultural and humanitarian needs in our community and beyond.  We promote charitable and educational activities through volunteerism; award scholarships annually to deserving student(s) seeking higher education; coordinate activities with fellow Woman’s Clubs and other local groups; and support local, national, and international charities through money and/or goods.  We encourage leadership and participation of women of all ages; and offer programs on health, civic issues, education, art, home/family concerns, and international affairs. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit with Federal Tax ID #59-0673290.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor or accountant for specific donation questions.