33rd Annual Chili Cook-off!

This Year's Location:

North Side Columbus Club, 607 E. Whitney St, Houston, TX  

March 25, 2023

General admission opens at 10:00AM

Silent Auction bidding: 10:00AM – 1:30PM

Raffle Drawing/Auction Announcements:  1:30 PM

Judging Results:  1:45PM

Admission Charged for Adults over 21:

  • $20 gives you access to beer, soda, water, in addition to any food offered at each tent
  • Admission is free for children under 21 accompanied by a parent 


  • Chili Cook-off Competition
    • Approximately 12 teams will compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in Texas Chili (no beans), Chili (with beans) and our special Chef’s Choice category, An Accessory to Chili (whatever you want to go with your chili)
    • Teams will also compete for Showmanship .
  • Live music by  Line Shack Six
  • Kids Games and activities
  • Silent Auction & Raffle

For team and event information, contact Rick Sell at rick_sell@murphyoilcorp.com or Kelly Lewis at kelly.lewis@chevron.com

To volunteer, please click the Volunteer button and register.  For questions, please contact Mary Frances Deibert, mfdeibert3@gmail.com

To donate raffle items or silent auction items, contact Maren Marshall, mmarshall@carlmccain.org

To donate wine to the wine pull or whiskey (whiskey, scotch or bourbon) to the whiskey pull, contact Mary Frances Deibert, mfdeibert3@gmail.com

The raffle and silent auction are a significant part of our fundraising at this event.  We have a treasure-trove of fantastic items available to bid and will announce the winners early in the afternoon, so bid early and often.  We accept checks, cash or credit cards. 

We strongly encourage, and truly appreciate, teams who engage their coworkers, friends and family in fundraising.  To get a jump on your donation, please consider collecting funds prior to the day of the event, holding a raffle during the event, or some other creative way to involve as many folks as possible in supporting this worthy cause.

The funds raised at this event enable the Foundation to provide financial aid to individuals and families in our industry faced with medical expenses beyond their means.

Thank you for your continued support!

See you there!