The event, sponsored by the Waters of Greencastle, is set to take place on March 10 in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.
There is an entry fee of $20 and entries must be received by 4 p.m. March 10. A chili supper has been scheduled for 5 p.m., March 10, consisting of chili, cornbread, dessert and drink. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal.
Judging will take place at 6 p.m.
The local Red Cross unit has called the 2007 cook off the "Quest for the Golden Ladle or Wooden Spoon."
Proceeds from the event will go to the local Red Cross.
The at-work chef who wins will receive the annual chili cook off traveling "Golden Ladle" for one year while the at-home winner will receive the "Wooden Spoon" to keep.
Cash and gift card prizes for first-, second- and third-place finishers will also be awarded.
In order to participate, contestants must furnish a recipe printed on eight and one-half by 11 paper. Those who do compete but do not wish to share the recipe, must list all ingredients and preparation information must be given. No chili will be accepted without the information.
Chili must already be prepared and all utensils are needed. In addition, supplies (paper towels, etc.) must be used to keep areas clean.
Outlets will be provided to keep all the chili hot, but those who compete must provide extension cords.
Contestants may enter only one type of chili.
The chili will be judged by aroma, consistency, texture, color, spice and taste and aftertaste.
Entry forms are available at the local Red Cross office, the Walden Inn, the Waters of Greencastle, Wabash Capital, Inc., National City Bank, Ambler Hill Florist and First National Bank.