Annual Chili Cook-Off

2-5pm, Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bid on a space for your child grade K-5 to attend the Children's Creative Center famed Summer Camp! Starting bid is $1250. Email us at to enter your bid.

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Wolverine State Brewing Company

2019 West Stadium Blvd, A2, 48104

Don't miss our Fifth Annual Chili Cook-Off/Beer Tasting on February 16! Tickets are $20 which includes ten chili tastings and five beer samples; we'll also have a 50/50 raffle and an auction. Chili-only tickets are $10, with $5 tickets for children ages 5-10.  Kids under 5 attend free of charge.   Tickets for the event and the raffle are available in advance at the A2CT office (734) 971-2228, or at the door of the Chili Cook-off. One attendee said, "This is one of the most fun events I attend all year." Take that as good advice and join us!
Read what judge Mary Bilyeu had to say about last year's event:

This year's contestants are: 

  • Joyce Casale with Hunky Tiger Chili
  • Brian DeBus with Slow Poked Smork
  • Lynn D'Orio with FX Chili
  • Alen Fyfe with Put Another shrimp on the Barbie! chili
  • Thom Johnson with Bloody Mary Chili
  • Kris Kozial with Lamb Bamb Thank You Ma'am Chili
  • Nancy Kozial and Tom Verstappen
  • Mike Mangrum with Soup of the Devil
  • Mike Sielaff with Mr. Daniels' Vegetarian Ginger Chili
  • Larry Tuttle
  • Dave Rowe with Ellie's Favorite Chili
  • Rob Roy with Jealousy, the Green Eyed Monster Chili

Auction items include:

a spot in the very popular summer camp program at Children's Creative Center, for your child who has just finished  kindergarten through 5th grade. Anyone who knows about the CCC summer camp needs no explanation. It's a very popular program culminating in an acclaimed theater production too!

a Tigers baseball package: 2 tickets to the Tigers v Boston Red Sox, a $25 gift certificate to Harry's Bar, a pass to the Tiger Club, a signed photo of Max Scherzer, and a signed baseball from Victor Martinez!

A Beaver Island package: a long weekend stay in a 3 br cottage on Donegal Bay, two round-trip tickets from Charlevoix to Beaver Island on Island Airways, and a $25 gift certificate at the delicious Stoney Acre Grill.

A gourmet dinner package: a six course very delicious meal, complete with paired wines for each course, prepared by Board Member and gourmet chef Darrell Pierce. This is an event not to be missed!

This is the fifth year of the annual cook-off and the second year at Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor.  “The A2CT Chili Cook-off has developed a real following,” says fundraising chair, Joyce Casale. “Each year more people attend, and each year we have a combination of former chili contestants and new ones. I’m amazed at the variety of chili entered and the creativity of the chefs. Add in the terrific locally-brewed beer from Wolverine, and you have a perfect afternoon of food, drink, and fun!”