Chili Cook Off 2020

News Release
Jan. 28, 2020

What:  Third Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser for the Cathedral City Senior Center

With craft beer/wine tasting ($10 for a flight of 5 tastings-$5 for a single glass)

Date:   Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Site:   Cathedral City Senior Center – 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave., CC, CA 92234 (760-321-1548)
Admission:   $10 online ( – $15 at the Door

Chili Makers Registration:  $25. Go to
Prizes:   $300 to the highest vote count in both categories: People’s Choice and Super Fan Favorite.

Deadline for entry: Friday, April 10 – ($25 entry fee)

What’s new this year?  Wine tasting from selected cellars chosen by Nicolino’s Famous Italian Restaurant
               and the Super Fan Favorite award, Commemorative Poster by local artist Gerry High.


Flavors to Overflow at Chili Cook Off/Beer, Wine Tasting Event

You can taste many of these flavors at Cathedral City Senior Center’s Third Annual Chili Cook Off/Craft Beer and Wine Tasting event.  The fund-raiser will take place Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Senior Center’s main dining room and outdoor patio. 

Admission is $15 at the door or $10 online at (chili making entry forms are online at the same link or available from Sue Townsley, as well at


The Super Fan Favorite Award
             A total of some 20 amateur cooks and professional chefs will compete in the “People’s Choice” and “Super Fan Favorite” awards –for a $300 first-place cash prize in each category.   Chili tasters will receive one ballot upon entering the venue, which they will cast in the People’s Choice competition. Then, they can buy as many tickets as the want at $5 each to vote in the Super Fan Favorite category.

Winners will be announced at approximately 1:30 p.m.  

Wine Tasting

The variety of flavors will not end with chili. Craft beer and wine tastings will also be available.




2-2-2                                             Chili Cook Off 2020 at The CCSC

`           Flights and single servings of premium craft beers and select wines will be chosen by Nicolino’s Famous Italian Restaurant and sold at back-to-back bars. Proceeds from bar sales will go to the Cathedral City Evening Rotary Club, whose members will staff it.  Beer and wine will be sold for $10 for a flight of five tastings and $5 for a single beer or a glass of wine.  

            Commemorative Poster – Local artist Gerry High has been commissioned to produce a limited edition, original artwork commemorative poster.  The posters will be available on site the day of the event.

            More information on the Center’s Website:

                Ticket Purchase/Entry Form at:


The mission of the Cathedral City Senior Center is to improve the quality of life for seniors 55+ living in Cathedral City and surrounding communities. The purpose of the Senior Center is to assist all seniors, from the active to the home-bound, by providing services that channel energy, relieve suffering and protect health, happiness and well-being.



The Cathedal City Senior Center is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3).  Donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS rules and regulations.  The Senior Center is supported primarily through memberships, gifts, grants and donations from individuals and local philanthropic organizations. 

Activities & Services

The Cathedral City Senior Center offers activities and services which include social, recreational, educational and health-related programs to over 600 members and many others who are directly involved with the Center from the community at large and from the Braille Institute.       



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