Chili Cook-Off

Thank you for your interest in the Mt. Juliet Police Department Community Chili Cook-off! Here are a couple of tidbits about the day:

Description of Event:

To further strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, Mt. Juliet Police will be hosting a community appreciation day, community chili cook-off, and open house in late October. The event will be an excellent opportunity for residents to meet and talk with neighbors, friends, businesses, and members of the police department in a fun, friendly setting at police headquarters. The event will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters, located at 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway. The event date was changed from October 26 to November 2 due to a poor weather forecast.

Businesses, families, or a group of friends are encouraged to participate in the chili cook-off, and the public is invited to attend, eat chili, and check out police headquarters and equipment. There will be numerous displays of the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s resources and other law enforcement related equipment and technology.

Representatives for the department will be on-hand to conduct guided tours of police headquarters during the event. Also, a kids fun zone will be out on the department’s front lawn.

Those interested in participating in the Chili Cook-off can visit for more details.

Timeline of the Event:

  • Teams may arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Teams should be ready to serve their chili by 11:00 a.m. for judging. Serving to the public will begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Judging will be closed at 1:30 p.m. and winners announced shortly after.
  • Clean-up should begin at 2:30 p.m. All teams are required to pack-up and clean-up their respective areas.

Available Awards:

  • Business Team – First Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Business Team – Second Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Group of Friends – First Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Group of Friends – Second Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Family Team – First Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Family Team – Second Place (judged by a panel of guest judges)
  • Peoples Choice (judged by public voting bin)
  • Chiefs’ Award (judge by Police Chief Hambrick and Fire Chief Luffman)

Items Teams Will Need to Bring:

  • This is a free event, and there is not an entry fee.
  • Minimum of 4 quarts of Chili (any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, various other spices and other ingredients)
  • Method of serving chili or soup by 11:00 a.m.
  • A way to keep the chili warm/hot at a safe temperature of 150 degrees (electricity is not available)
  • Chili booths will be outside. Please bring table, chairs, popup tent, etc….

Items MJPD Will Provide:

  • Chili Eating Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Napkins
  • Trash Cans
  • Water & Other Drinks

Registration Here: