Houston to welcomes ALHEF Chili Cook-off

January 28, 2013 by  

For those who like cooking with a competitive streak, the Alice L. Haltom 7th Annual Chili Cook-off is now less than two weeks away.

The Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund serves the advancement of education in the field of records and information management. It supports the Association of Records Managers and Administrators International (ARMA). Upon her retirement, the Houston ARMA chapter designed the fund in 1985 in honor of the achievements of Alice L. Haltom and her dedication to the profession.

The team entry fee is $100 and includes a booth 20’ x 20’. Each team is also asked to bring one item to be used in the silent auction part of the event.

Competition judging is based on a variety of criteria, including aroma, red color, consistency, taste, and aftertaste. The consistency should be smooth like meat and gravy.

Basic rules state the chili must be prepared from scratch with no chili mixes being used, must be prepared in the open and not inside vehicles, RVs, or tents, and may not contain fillers such as beans, rice, or pasta. A minimum of 12 quarts of chili must be made to handle the judging quantities needed, as well as for public tasting.

Printing companies play an important role in helping organizers of a chili cook-off competition promote and manage the event successfully. Banner printing is a standard method used for advertising the event in advance, as well as for marking the individual booths with the contestant’s names.

More information about this event is found on the ARMA Houston website. It is scheduled for February 9 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Blackmon Mooring Parking Lot on Kipp Way.