Vendor Participation Criteria

  • A table and linens will be provided and set up for each participating vendor, however the vendor will be responsible for setup/breakdown of their station.
  • Vendor will prepare tasting table(s) showcasing their establishment’s best chili, and chocolate chip cookies.
  • Vendor will provide tasting quantity for approximately 400 guests.
  • Vendor will provide all equipment needed for heating/serving all tastings.
  • Due to space limitations we ask for no more than 2 staff per table – please contact Gia McCormack if you will require more staff. Please plan on carpooling as parking spots are limited
  • Please plan to arrive at approximately 11:00 am on the morning of March 15th as the event starts at 12:00pm.You will receive more complete instructions and an arrival schedule closer to the event date.

Methods Of Operation Form

  • Download the Application and Methods of Operation here

Vendor Benefits

  • Business Name on Premier Cares Foundation Website and Facebook page
  • Business Name displayed on posters day of event
  • Vendor information can be displayed on table throughout event

We encourage all vendors to get into the spirit of our Chili Festival by decorating their tables and dressing staff in “Country Flare” (cowboy boots, denim, cowboy hats, overalls, etc.).

As an added benefit, we will provide vendors with care bags and tasting wristbands to sample all of the delicious fare available at the event.

Please let us know if your restaurant or business would like to donate a gift certificate for the event raffle. We hope to use the raffle to raise additional funds for patients in need, and would sincerely appreciate any gift certificate donations!

Judging and Awards

Vendors may enter 2 types of chili for judging – one in the vegetarian category and one in the non-vegetarian category. Vendors may also enter chocolate chip cookies for judging.

5 awards will be presented and chosen by the People:

  • The People’s Choice Award for Best Chili
  • The People’s Choice Award for Runner-up for Best Chili
  • The People’s Choice Award for Runner-up for Most Creative Chili
  • The People’s Choice Award for Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • The People’s Choice Award for Runner-up Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • The People’s Choice Award for Best Vegetarian Chili

Become a Participant

Chili Festival Vendor Form

Notes: Only chili and chocolate chip cookies will be judged by the people. Food served other than chili is subject to approval by Premier Cares Foundation. Vendors may serve up to 2 types of chili at their station (i.e. one vegetarian, one meat), and may submit one type of chili for judging in each category – vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Premier will provide tasting cups and spoons to vendors to serve their samples, however if samples require different serving containers it is the responsibility of the vendor to provide them.

Please submit the registration form above or click here to download the form to fill out and return by email to Gia McCormack or you may mail it to Gia McCormack at Premier Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 93, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569.