Chili and Dutch Oven Cookoff

Saturday, October 12, 2019

at Crossroads Church in Rowlett

So you think you make the best chili in this part of North Texas? Got great dutch oven cooking skills? Your Boy Scout patrol can’t be beat? Here’s your chance to prove it.


Chili and Dutch Oven Cookoff

Here’s your chance to compete with others from all around the Rowlett, Sachse, Richardson, Garland, Rockwall and surrounding areas for cash and help our veterans and first responders at the same time.

This event benefits Third Watch LE MC in their effort to raise awareness about veteran and first responder suicides. Did you know that more than 30 of our country’s heroes take their own lives every single day? This is unacceptable. Third Watch has made it their mission to raise awareness of the problem and to support those who are facing issues that could lead to suicide, as well as those who have the means to help prevent it.

Our cookoff will have three competitive categories:
Dutch Oven, Chili and Boy Scout cooking.

We also have a limited number of non-food vendor booths available. Set up a tent and tell our attendees what you’ve got to offer.

Please click below to see the details for the competition category you’re interested in. Use link above to apply for a non-food vendor booth.

Dutch Oven

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Chili Cookoff

Rules coming soon!

Boy Scouts

Rules coming soon!

More Info


The Rowlett Strong Chili and Dutch Oven Cookoff is going to be a fun event for the whole family! It all happens at Crossroads Church in Rowlett, 7900 Chiesa Road.

Of course there will be plenty of food but we’ll also have some fun activities and a full array of non-food vendor booths for you to browse while you await the judging and subsequent food sampling opportunities.

The action for cooking competitors begins at 9am. Contestants will set up their cooking areas and await the starting gun. They will have four hours to prepare delicious entrees, breads, desserts, chili and whatever else is on their respective menus. The event will open to the public at 11am. Hope to see you there!

About Us

About Rowlett Strong


To do all we can to honor and support the veterans and first responders across North Texas who have been there for our friends and neighbors.

They were there for us and we’ll be here for them.




Thank You To Our Partners

To learn about becoming a sponsor of the Rowlett Strong Chili and Dutch Oven Cookoff, please fill out the form below. And thanks!

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