Bob Plager has been cooking competition chili for many years. His first chili cook-off was in September of 1980 at the Chilympiad - The Texas Men’s State Championship in San Marcos (one of the largest Cook-off s in the country with over 400 chili cooks!). While Bob originally went there to party, he left hooked on the world of chili! Two weeks later he was cooking his first pot of competition chili. Bob cooked at the Original Tolbert Terlingua International Championship/Behind the Store and Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Cook-offs from 1980-1996. To put it mildly, Bob was cooking and/or “showing” at 30-40 Texas Cook-offs per year for over 16 years! Bob is now a champion of both major chili organizations and has been a continued supporter and promoter of chili around the country.