Welcome to the Malibu Chili Cook-off site presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu!

We’re excited to be a part of this Malibu tradition and bring you amazing food and entertainment fea­turing some of your all-time favorite local restaurants, businesses, bands and artists! Yes, we’ll have rides . . . and a bunch of other new goodies to try, too! All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu as well as its partner local, youth-based organizations in Malibu.


New in 2019!


Chili Cook-off Swag! YUP! We’ve got fantastic tees & hats with Chili Cook-off vibes thanks to Aviator Nation. Check them out here!

We care about Malibu and it shows! On-site recycling, waste bins & composting will be available throughout the Chili Cook-off site to promote responsible waste. All food and drinks are offered using eco-friendly serving products & cutlery!

Special Packages! Pre-puchase a special First Point Package, general admission tickets for one day or the whole 4 day weekend, you can set it all up and buy them ahead of time! More information coming soon.

Barefoot Dreams Lounge! Our wine & beer lounge will include wonderful beverages and live acoustic performances. 

Skateboard Mini-Ramp presented by Malibu Village! You can watch local pros do their thing, show-off your tricks, and learn from coaches!

Kids Zuma Zone More information coming soon.

The Chili Cook-off is one of Malibu’s longest traditions! Any cook or chef from beginner to professional can show off their skills and compete to make the best chili in town in this fun, competitive Chili Cook-off challenge! Both traditional and vegan entries are welcome! There is both a judge panel and a fan favorite!

2018 TRADITIONAL CHILI Judges & Winners:
Scott Tallal, Diane Peterson, Margott Rifenbark, Ellen Cato, David Olan, Maggie Luckerath, Yvonne Gelbman, Gregory Beaton and Sofia Gillen

First place: Ethan Long for Ethan the Robot’s Cocoa Chili
Second place: Pasadena Rugby Team for Pasadena Ruckin’ Good Chili
Third place: Mikke Pierson for Down the Hatch Chili, by Mark Wetton

Winner: Darrell Gillcrese of Mestico Afro Latin Cuisine for Love Muff Chili

2018 VEGETARIAN / VEGAN Judges & Winners:
State Senator Henry Stern, Jim Marsh, Denise Peak, Judy Abel, David and Denise Kautter, Darlene Dubray, Maggie Luckerath and Yvonne Gelbman

First place: Phillip Jebran of WeHo Sausage Company for Summer Garden Veggie
Second place: Pasadena Rugby Team for Pasadena Ruckin’ Good Vegan Chili
Third place: Mikke Pierson for Wild Child Vegan, by Maria Manuel


We’re proud to announce our big variety of delicious food and drinks available at the Cook-off this year! We’ll have fantastic options for everyone’s tastes! Yes, including lots of dessert options, duh!

Amazing artisan products and experiences will also be available!


We’re bringing you a wide variety of musicians! Don’t miss our outstanding line up of musical acts, which will include fun for the entire family. More information coming soon.

Whether you want to pre-purchase a special First Point Package (includes Chili Cook-off swag and more!), four-day passes, or single day tickets, we’ve got you covered!


Stay up to date with the latest Malibu Chili Cook-off news!


If you are interested in participating as a chili vendor, artisan vendor, or event sponsor,

Please email: bgcmalibuchilicookoff@bgcmalibu.org

We are no longer accepting music submissions.

We are no longer accepting food vendor submissions.

To volunteer:
Age 18+ volunteer application click here.
Under 18 volunteer application click here.


Thank you!