7th Annual Windsor Chili Cook-Off

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 12:00pm-4:00pm 



The 7th Annual Windsor Chili Cook-Off

May 9, 2020 - Noon to 4:00 PM



YOU choose the best Chili for the People's Choice award!

Event tickets are only $25 for adults and $10 for kids 10-17;

includes tastings of all chilis competing for People's Choice

Chance to win a FABULOUS DOOR PRIZE, a Traeger BBQ from Johnson’s Pool & Spa

and participate in a HUGE Wine Country raffle.


GET TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-windsor-chili-cook-off-tickets-92501387139



The Cook-Off will run from noon to 4pm on the Windsor Town Green. NEW THIS YEAR: We are committed to the future of the planet so please try to bring your own reusable beverage containers. The chili will be served in compostable serving cups.

Event Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids over age 10, and includes tastings of all chilis competing for People's Choice. Beneficiaries of the Chili Cook-Off are the Windsor Fire Foundation, the Windsor Service Alliance and the Windsor Chamber. You will have a chance to win a FABULOUS DOOR PRIZE, a Traeger BBQ from Johnson Pool & Spa, and to participate in a HUGE Wine Country raffle.


The Cook-Off will have live entertainment by The Igniters, Celebrity Master/Mistress of Ceremonies and event assistance by the deadly Resurrection Roller Girls. Judges are still coming in... Our 2020 celebrity judges are still being confirmedFabiano Ramaci, winemaker/chef Mora estates; Mateo Granados, owner & chef at Mateo’s Cocina Latina; Mitch Dearmon, of Oliver’s Market; Richard Pharo, rancher, farmer, cowboy & chef; Danny Wright, Host of the Danny Wright morning show on the River 97.7 & Co-host Outside Slants, a 49er Podcast; Ben Perry, Co-Host SportsMeatsBeer Podcast, and Brad Barmore, owner of Kin, Kinsmoke and the Publican, and lastly Windsor's Mayor, Dominic Foppoli.



The Igniters are a Santa Rosa, California based rock band specializing in covering the hits from the 70’s and 80’s with a dash of contemporary tunes as well. Lead Vocalist Ken Reese’s soaring tenor is augmented by lush harmonies from the rest of the band. The twin guitar attack of Kevin Klemenok and Gary Mobley and supportive keyboards from Ken propel the top end of the Igniter’s sound, while the rhythm section of Geoffrey Clegg on bass and Jim DeBaca on drums drives the bottom end. Together, they create a strong and articulate sound that keeps audiences engaged and keeps the dance floor hoppin’.



Ken is a long time Sonoma County Vocalist, who has been in and out of the music scene since the late 80’s. A chance friendship with fellow band mate Gary Mobley, they began to forge a great musical sound. Ken’s vocal range can match that of the songs of Journey but still belt out gravelly blues tunes.. Be prepared to have a rocking good time and be brought back to the music of your youth!



Stay tuned for the newest Igniter's bio



California native John Carroll is now rockin' with The Igniters. He brings over 30 years playing, writing, recording, and gigging experience to the band. Prior to joining “The Igniters”, John was playing with some of Maui’s finest rockers for several years, highlighted by the annual “Zeptember” tribute shows, which are legendary throughout the islands. His monster guitar tone and style have been influenced by Jimmy Page, Ronnie Montrose, and Marty Friedman to name a few. When John does not have a guitar in his hands, he can often be found riding the many scenic roads of Sonoma County on one of his Harleys.



I've been gitfiddlin in Sonoma County since 1989. Love, love LOVE Norcal ! My musical tastes are broad and each band I've been in I've met and played with other fine musicians who've helped shape me musically. Truly blessed to have worked with these people. Thank you. As far as gear goes, I dig strat and tele styled guitars and Fender and Marshall amps. Love to rock, love to croon. Looking forward to seeing you folks out there!



As a drummer/musician I played in numerous bands thru the years, as well as many different styles of music. I'm excited to be with my fellow musicians in The Igniters. We have a lineup that works very well together and have the same goals. Doing classic rock, such as Van Halen, Journey, Aerosmith is some of my favorite music. I like to contribute not only to the rhythm section but like to add vocal harmonies as well. I think what attracts me to the classic rock is the high energy projected, and many of the rock ballads are very melodic with great harmonies.


Although I played drums for many years, I look at being a musician and drummer as a journey, not a destination. I'm still learning my craft and learning from some of my favorite drummers such as Thomas Lang, Greg Bissonette, Akira Jimbo, Virgil Donati, Dennis Chambers and a whole lot more. With so many great drummers out there, learning is only limited by the amount of desire and perserverance one has. I believe that to continue working in bands, I not only need to play the drums but continue to study the art of drumming. I hope to see you at some of our gigs... Jim DeBaca


Master of Ceremonies:

Event assistance by the deadly RESURRECTION ROLLER GIRLS

Celebrity Judges - Recruitment in Progress

Fabiano Ramaci winemaker/chef Mora estates

Danny Wright host of the Danny Wright morning show on the River 97.7 & Co-host Outside Slants, a 49er Podcast

Ben Perry, Co-Host SportsMeatsBeer Podcast

Brad Barmore, Owner and Pitmaster of KINSmoke, KIN, and the Publican.  Co-host of SportsMeatsBeer and Outside Slants podcasts.  

Mateo Granados, owner chef Mateos Cocina Latina

Mitch Dearmon, Butcher, Oliver’s market

Richard Pharo, rancher, farmer, cowboy & chef

Dominic Foppoli, Windsor Town Mayor and chili aficionado



Windsor Fire Foundation

Our Mission
To support and fund projects that enrich the community and enhance the safety of our public.

Our Philosophy
To support and fund projects, programs and services directly related to public safety.
To support and fund projects, programs and services that benefit the health and welfare of the Windsor Community.

Our Goals
To make purchases that result in firefighter effectiveness and safety.
To create and maintain a scholastic scholarship program.
To enrich our community through charitable contributions.
To support the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

And our good friends at…


Windsor Service Alliance

Serving Windsor Residents since 1991

WSA is recognized as a 501 (C)(3) organization Tax ID #94-3196080


The Windsor Service Alliance is a cooperative, volunteer-run organization committed to hunger relief and direct service in the Town of Windsor. This nonprofit, non-sectarian organization provides opportunities for involvement through the giving of time, talent, and /or financial support in the delivery of food and providing assistance for those in need.

Windsor Service Alliance, 8987 Windsor Road, Windsor California 95492

(707)838-6947 Email: WSAPantry [at] gmail [dot] com





Windsor Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

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