This year the Queen Mary is hosting their first Chili Chef Cook Off Competition and Local Craft Beer Festival. This inaugural event celebrates the best in culinary and local breweries at the waterfront event park this Sunday, September 1. Over 15 top chili chefs will be competing in a live cook off spanning; red, Verde, salsa, home-style categories. Winners will be picked in each category joined by a People’s Choice winner taking home over $3,000 in cash prizes and awards.
Competitors include “On the Road Chili” with 2012 World Open Chili Champion, chef Clark McGee, and the “Gearjammers” featuring chef Robert Dyer, winner of the International Chili Society World Championship for green chili in 2013.
Breweries will be pouring craft beer selections throughout the event. Breweries include SoCal’s own Valiant Brewing and El Segundo Brewing along with Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewing, Rock Bottom, Sam Adams, and Angry Orchard.
The LA Kings Ice Crew and LA Galaxy Girls will make a special appearance on-site. Kids Country, complete with bounce house, obstacle courses, face painting, balloon twisting, games, and activities will offer families and children a chance to enjoy a full day of entertainment, food and great local brews.
General admission tickets for Delicious Chili & Brewfest start at just $10. VIP experiences are available beginning at $39 and include early VIP admission, a souvenir mug, five tasting tickets and access to a VIP lounge.
Where: Queen Mary Waterfront Event Park
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
GA - $10 online / $15 door
VIP - $39 online / $45 door
Kids (ages 5-11) - $5 online / door, under age 5 free
Tasting Tickets – 1 for $2 / 10 for $20
Beer Tickets – 5 tastings for $10
Parking - $10 GA / $15 VIP