Alameda: Kiwanis Chili Cook-off foe warming up

January 17, 2017 - bbq set

ALAMEDA — Alamedans don’t need to conduct south for a winter break.

They can only comfortable adult during a Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s 18th annual Chili Cook-off BBQ cooking set Jan. 28 during a Al DeWitt Officers’ Club.

“The eventuality is so most fun and all a deduction go to internal nonprofit organizations,” pronounced bar President Denise Gasti.
“Everyone who attends has a good time enjoying a chili, grill dish and dancing.”

There’s also a wordless auction featuring products and services from internal businesses, a raffle for money prizes of $250 and $500, and a live auction for a vacation in Hawaii value about $1,700, Gasti said.

The eventuality customarily draws a throng of about 300 guest and raises some-more than $18,000 any year for a Kiwanis Club’s village grants.

“The chili cook-off means we can do a good understanding for a community. Through it, we have upheld groups like Girls Inc. of a Island City, a Boys Girls Club of Alameda, Alameda Family Services and Rhythmix Cultural Works, and we also have helped start a song module during Maya Lin School that buys violins and other instruments for a kids,” Gasti said.

“In addition, interjection to supports lifted during a cook-off we’ve been means to support a squeeze of backpacks and back-to-school reserve in team-work with a Alameda Education Foundation and other groups,” she said. “And with Alameda Point Collaborative and a movement park, we’ve worked to account refurbishment and encouragement projects.”

Guests are speedy to dressed in Western wear. The wordless auction starts during 5:30 p.m., followed by chili tasting during 6 p.m. Everyone gets to opinion for 3 People’s Choice awards, while “a tip panel” of 3 Alamedans does a blind taste-test for 3 Judges’ Choice winners.

Last year’s chili cook-off winners enclosed Girls Inc. of a Island City, High Street Station Café, HR Block and a Alameda Education Foundation.

The 10 teams competing for honors this year are: 1400 Bar Grill and Pizza, Alameda Dragon Flyers, Altarena Playhouse Ragin’ Cajuns, Big Mama Brown’s Kitchen, Big Man Little Woman Chili, D-Lot Crew, Girls Inc. of a Island City, Team 1040 (from HR Block) and a Chills.

After a chili tasting, a eventuality facilities an all-you-can eat dish prepared by Back Forty Texas BBQ, that includes beef, ribs and chicken. Deejays with A Sound Explosion and Alameda’s Dance/10 Performing Arts Center devise to get a throng out of their seats and gripping it relocating until 10 p.m.

“It’s a good time for a community. If there are tickets available, we can buy them during a door. But it’s best to buy them online, given a eventuality can sell out,” Gasti said.


What: Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s Chili Cook-Off BBQ
When: 5:30 to 10 p.m., Jan. 28
Where: Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Redline Ave.
Cost: $40 to $75
Information:, 510-764-1472


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