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2019 Munich Chili Cookoff

August 3, 2019 @ 14:00 - 19:00


Chili Cooks get in free, spectators and tasters pay 5€, proceeds to the KlinikClowns!  All rules and details are on the main page.



And it was another great day out at the Zar Bar!  Some of the hardest rain we’ve ever had, alternating with most glorious sunshine.  Jason Fisher and Audrey provided some great music, while Mirja made her musical debut – looking forward to more!  15 chili competitors, only one of them vegetarian this year — but she took second place in the general competition as an openly vegetarian cook!  (We have had a second place win by a vegetarian chili before, but it was a sneak vegetarian — using fantastic smoked tofu…)  Only one competitor in the Hottest Chili category — you’ll see a familiar name below!  Three cookie competitors, and my those spectators gobbled up the goodies, none left to take home.

Special thanks to Klaus Schüring of Schüring’s Chili for bringing those fantastic induction hotplates down from Hamburg, we’ll see you again!  And to Jürgen “Yogi” Rahm for sponsoring prizes with Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauces!  Sara Whitney took our photos, Cindy Brown manned the box office, Gen Cory did not write “If you read it if I wrote it”, but Richard Sargent did.


The final numbers for the KlinikClowns e.V. are somewhere north of €340.  Thank you everyone for coming, and we’ll be in touch once the date’s been set for next summer!

Chili Winners

1st Place: Davy Kazan with NO CORNZ NO BEANZ NO NUFFIN!

2nd: Heidi Banta with her openly vegetarian Lentilicious

3rd: 2018 Champion Bridget Hooser with Jetlag Chili

Hottest Chili

Stephen and Justin Dell with Stromboli

Chef’s Choice

Greg Langley with So that’s what happened to Skippy

Best Name

Greg Langley with So that’s what happened to Skippy

Chili that Lost Its Way

Long Ears by Moritz Jan Philip Bormann

Cookie Winners

  1. McKenna Hooser’s Choco Choclet
  2. Claire Dell’s Ginger + Choc Cookies
  3. Alexandra Hooser’s French Delight

Thanks also to our international panel of judges:

1) Joao (Portugese)
2) Dan (American)
3) Jürgen Rahm (Belize / Germany)
4) Sara Whitney (American)
5) Jonas (Danish)

Complete list of competitors in order of entry – what great names!

Klaus Schüring Angry Wapiti
Heidi Banta Lentilicious
Graeme Clark Honest Joe’s Rib-Sticking Chili
Stephen + Justin Dell Stromboli
Randy Wheeler #5
Locke McKenzie Whiskey Dick with Peach Fuzz
Joachim Rumpf One chilly to school them all
Greg Langley So that’s what happened to Skippy
Moritz Jan Philip Bormann Long Ears
Bibi Willis Rancho Ancho
Wolf Steinberger Crazy Chicken
Bridget Hooser Jetlag Chili
Zach Hooser Hot pot of chili
Brian Hooser Bob’s Chili




August 3, 2019
14:00 - 19:00


Zar Bar
Rosenheimer Str. 240
München, 81669 Germany
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Richard Sargent