The International Chili Society (ICS) is pleased to announce that the GRAND SIERRA RESORT (GSR) in Reno, Nevada, is the location for the 2015 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC), scheduled for October 16-18. The GSR is located only 2 miles from the Reno airport with a shuttle running every half hour. All activities of the WCCC will be on site at the resort!
Near Lake Tahoe, nestled in the heart of the Truckee Meadows, lies Reno-Tahoe and at its center is the Grand Sierra Resort. The GSR has nearly 2,000 hotel rooms, a 100,000 square foot casino floor – the largest, most open casino floor in northern Nevada, eleven dining options to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds, and plenty of fun for family and friends with FunQuest, Grand Adventure Land and bowling. The resort has 10 bars and lounges, and Country Nights in the William Hill Race and Sports Book.
The Grand Sierra Resort is offering extremely low room rates for participants and as incentive to stay at their property, GSR will waive the required Participation/Facility Fee to cooks booking accommodations at their property. Further information and details are posted at www.chilicookoff.com in the LATEST NEWS BOX.
See you in Reno!
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The ICS is the official organization that sanctions chili cookoffs. These events are worldwide and benefit charities or nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World's Championship Chili Cookoff. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization in the world. Our sole purpose is to promote, develop and improve the preparation and appreciation of true chili and to determine each year the World's Champion Chili through officially sanctioned and regulated competitive cookoffs. This association shall further the camaraderie of chiliheads on behalf of charitable and nonprofit organizations in the world. more...
The International Chili Society is very proud to say that we sanction over 200 cookoffs a year throughout the World and have helped raise over $86 million dollars for charities and nonprofit organizations. more...
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