'High Desert Pod'
Last update 1 April 2018
Links of Interest:
Links of Interest:
POD MEETINGS
4th Monday of the Month
6:00 p.m.
Paul's Pub Sierra Vista
Upcoming Cook-Offs

21 April 18 - Regional CCO - Elgin
22 April 18 - AZ State Open Championship - Elgin
5 May 18 - West End Fair CCO - Sierra Vista
19 May 18 - Men's and Women's State Open, Sierra Vista



CHECK YOUR CHILI SCHEDULE FOR OTHER COOKOFFS.
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High Desert Pod Purpose and Mission Statement

In 1983 the High Desert Pod, HDP, became affiliated and sanctioned with The Chili
Appreciation Society International Inc (CASI).  CASI is a nonprofit charitable
corporation whose purpose is assisting and raising funds for various charitable
organizations in The United States and participating foreign countries by the use of
competition chili cooking events.  CASI also has the purpose of educating the
public in the furtherance and development of the food known as “Chili”.   
A special thanks to all those who have provided information for our site.  If you have
any suggestions/contributions, please e-mail them to intimidatorchili@yahoo.com. or
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High Desert Pod
PO Box 584
Sierra Vista, AZ 85636
To see pictures/newsletters/etc.
from the past chili years click
on "The Past"
2018 Terlingua Qualifiers
Sunny Fitchl
Gene Jolliffe
Tom Edwards


If you have qualified please email me at: go8@cox.net so I can
add your name to the list
Southeast Arizona Regional
Open Chili Championship
Saturday, April 21, 2018  
Kief-Joshua Vineyard 370 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ

The two day cook-off will be filled with, great chili, great wine, food vendors, and live
music.  RV parking by the vineyard no hook ups– cook where you camp.
 Also for your entertainment four of the Wine Growers will have a “CHOPPED”
competition with celebrity judges from the area.
   Fantastic Raffle Prizes  
Friday Evening, April 20th, Cook’s Pot Luck   Meat provided by Kief-Joshua 6:00    
Registration - $25.00   Checks to HDP – High Desert Pod  
9:00 cooks meeting  
11:00 – 2:00   People’s Choice (No registration fee but have 5 pounds chili to serve)
 11:00 – Showmanship 1:00 – CASI Turn In CASI Rules Apply Charity – Mountain
Empire Rotary Club  
Kim Dunn, kimdunnins@qwestoffice.net  
Directions From Tucson – Exit #281 off I-10—Rte 83 to Sonoita.  Stay on 83 to Elgin
Road (mile marker 28) turn left.  Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.
From Sierra Vista –Hwy 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1
mile past the bridge on the right.   


Arizona State Chili Championship
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018   
Keif-Joshua Vineyard 301 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ
 

Music, Wine Tasting, RV parking by the vineyard
Cook where you camp or put your pop up.  
Registration Fee - $20.00 Checks to HDP – High Desert Pod
9:00 – Cooks Meeting  
11:00 – 2:00 Salsa competition (No registration fee, but please have plenty to serve)
1:00 – CASI Turn In 11:00 – Showmanship CASI  Rules Apply  
Charity –Patagonia Sonoita Rotary Club Foundation, Inc     
Kim  Dunn,  kimdunnins@qwestoffice.net   
Directions From Tucson – Exit #281 off I-10—Rte 83 to Sonoita.
 Stay on 83 to Elgin Road(mile marker 28) turn left.  Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7
miles on your left. From Sierra Vista – Hwy 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin
Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right.