In celebration of Earth Day, the World Championship Chili Cook-off announces a big step toward sustainability by partnering with Natural Tableware®, makers of high-design, biodegradable, compostable plates, cutlery and straws.
Natural Tableware® was the first in the market to develop high-end green alternatives for plastic disposables. As an Official Sustainability Partner of WCCC’s 54th Annual Event, Natural Tableware® will provide single-use tableware for the entire slate of the event’s tasting experiences.
At this year’s competition, scheduled for Sept 17-19th in Myrtle Beach, event attendees will have the chance to purchase People’s Choice tickets and vote for their favorite chili in three key categories. Thanks in part to this new partnership with Natural Tableware®, each sample will be served responsibly in sustainable dishes, making the event environment friendly for the beautiful Grand Strand.
“We are delighted to partner with Natural Tableware,” said Mike McCloud, President and CEO of MMA Creative, producer of WCCC. “Reducing our event’s waste footprint is very important to us. Not only is Natural Tableware sustainable, but it’s also a great looking product that compliments the food that’s served on it.”
Additionally, Natural Tableware will serve as the preferred vendor for disposable plating used by Vendors and Exhibitors of the event, which will assist in further reducing the use of plastic and nonsustainable materials. Order forms for competitor and vendor/exhibitor pre-orders will be released prior to the event through direct communication from the WCCC team.
“I’ve heard that chili was born from folks making a delicious meal from odds and ends they had on hand,” said President of Natural Tableware, Angela Castelli, “doing the most with the least is what sustainability is all about, and seeing the most prestigious chili competition in the world embrace Natural Tableware, well, that’s just about as humbling as it gets. We are just so proud to be part of the tapestry of flavors that is the World Championship Chili Cook-off”
Ticketing options for the foodie event will be released by June 1st. If you’d like to be one of the first to be notified when tickets go on sale, click here.
To learn how to enter the competition or judge the entries, simply follow the International Chili Society on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ICSChili). To learn more about the event itself, follow World Championship Chili Cook-off on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the International Chili Society
Since 1967, the International Chili Society (ICS) has been bringing people together over one of America's greatest culinary creations. ICS sanctions more than 100 events a year nationwide with one mission – to continuously improve chili while raising money for charities and nonprofits. More than $100 million has been raised for charities by the chili arena since ICS was started. To celebrate each year’s pro-chili season, ICS holds a World Chili Championship Cookoff (WCCC) and crowns World Champions. To see previous winners, click here.