Welcome to the Malibu Chili Cook-Off 2019 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, artisans, and DJ performances! 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-purchase a special First Point Package or Weekend Warrior 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! Save $$ when you buy online! Click here.

Barefoot Dreams Lounge! Our wine & beer lounge will provide a lovely, cozy-chic oasis for adults, offering delicious beer and local wine varieties. 

Skateboard Mini-Ramp presented by Malibu Village! You can watch local pros do their thing, show-off your tricks, and learn from coaches! Saturday Aug 31 at 3PM will be the inaugural Johnny Strange Legacy Skate Competition. Practice & registration begins on site at 12pm. Over $2,500 in cash and prizes. To pre-register for the skate competition please email bgcmalibuchilicookoff@bgcmalibu.org


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!

The 2019 Chili Competition is presented by Vintage Grocers & Trancas Country Market.

This year’s Chili contestants are in for a hot competition! We’ve got returning winning veterans and some newbies looking to smoke them out of their previous winning posts! 

      Duke’s Malibu – Ono Kine Hawaiian Chili
      Mestico – Love Muff Chili
      Rise & Shine Catering – Cali Con Carne (Meat), California Dreaming (Vegan)
      Hank & Bean – Smoked Cabrito Chili
      West Coast Chili 
      Andrew Easley – World Famous So Cal Chili 
      Smokin’ Bar-B-Quties – Sonja’s Sweet & Savory, Sonja’s Sweet & Savory Vegan
      You Got Smoked BBQ – Smoked Duck Coq Au Vin Chili (Meat), Spicy Green Veg Chili (Veggie)
      Pasadena Rugby – Pasadena Rugby’s Ruckin’ Good Chili
      Malibu Rugby Club Chili


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


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!




New & exciting carnival rides for the whole family!

Please click here to learn more about carnival on site ticket pricing and passes.

This years event will feature DJ performances throughout the weekend! 


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!

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