The uniqueness of this event is its collaboration between numerous community, civic, and religious organizations. Many local organizations will come together to support Gold Star Families and American Veterans. In the past, we have supported the Gary Sinise Foundation, Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. 


Our main host will represent the American patriotism and pride we all hold inside for our country and for those who serve to protect our liberties.

Our Co-Host will be the embodiment of our cause for the Gables Chili Fest. A veteran who defended our rights and liberties at the stake of his own.


What is a Cook Off?

A social and community event (like a BBQ), where any food lover, whether professional or amateur, prepare their own chili con carne recipe and submit it for taste testing.



*Competition will be based on the rules and regulations set by the Gables Chili Fest - Chili Commission 



Sunday - January 16, 2022


11 am to 6 pm​

270 Catalonia Ave

Coral Gables, FL 33134 



Our introductory level for those wishing to enjoy the cook off smells and music festival experience.


5 Chili Sampler

Complete Chili Sampler


$10- early

$15- early, $20 at the door



For those who want to take a crack at proving their recipe and technique are the best in town.


Benefits of Being a Contestant


  • Community Engagement

  • Friendly Competition Between Neighbors

  • Contributing to a Great Cause, Our Vets.

  • A Good Time.



"Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We had a great time today! All of your K of C members were very nice, the judges were delightful and it was just a really great experience for us as first timers."

- Coral Gables Fraternal Order of Police 

One competitor had earned positive reviews from the Miami Herald in the past; another recipe had won cook-offs in the Carolinas; and others set themselves apart by including ethnic spices in their recipes. 

- Attendee 


The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882, the Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity. For over 50 years, the Knights of Columbus Coral Gables Council has continued to be an integral part of our community, by initiating and supporting a wide range of community service projects.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to  15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.