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.
Click here for more info on BGCM and our partner charities!
New in 2018!
HAVE WE GOT SOME TREATS FOR YOU!!
Chili Cook-off Swag! YUP! We’ve got fantastic tees & hats with Chili Cook-off vibes thanks to Aviator Nation. Check them out here!
Flash Mob! Join the mob! Learn the moves and when you hear the music at the event on Friday, you and the whole family can join in the fun! Open to EVERYONE of ALL AGES, from ANYWHERE! Learn the moves online or live – click here for the deets! Thank you to The Agency for supporting our Flash Mob!
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! And thanks to Unvarnished we’ll have a Hydration Station on site, so bring your re-usable water bottles!
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!
Skateboard Mini-ramp presented by Malibu Village! You can watch local pros do their thing, show-off your tricks, and learn from coaches!
The kids Zuma Zone includes local Farm Friendz Petting Zoo, Kidd’s Jewelry Heist bead making & an art activation provided by Fire and Crème – all at no additional cost! Onsite childcare will be available – see FAQs for details!
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!
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
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! Check out just some of the exciting options here!
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, from rock bands, to singer-songwriters, to acoustic sets and bands/acts that kids will love! Many thanks to The Dorn Family, Ernie Ball & Malibu Guitar Festival for supporting this!
Whether you want to pre-puchase a special First Point Package (includes with Chili Cook-off swag!), four-day passes, or single day tickets, we’ve got your covered!