Monday, March 31, 2014
CERTIFIED CHILI JUDGES
It was time to broaden our judging credentials. We had the opportunity to become certified judges for the 'International Chili Society' This society if famous for the 'World Championship Chili Contest' held in Teralingua, Texas. David Hipskind past 'World Championship Chili Chief Judge" was our instructor for this intensive chili judging tutorial. We had to travel to the Grange Hall located in Elk Grove, California for our instructions. We were prepared to step into this new food judging arena.
We learned about chili history, styles and judging rules in this fascinating class. We had a hands on chili tasting to demonstrate judging rules and techniques. The rules are similar to bbq judging but have their own unique facets that are new to us. We finally had to recite an oath pledging our allegiance to fair and proper chili judging. We are now "Certified Chili Judges". We are looking forward to this new chapter of judging that has opened for us.
International Chili Society