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Gators, Prep Your Tastebuds: The UHD Chili Cook-Off Is Friday, April 28

UHD’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is back Friday, April 28, on the South Deck. A family-friendly event, the Cook-Off is open to the entire UHD community. Join in the food, fun, and tasting from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 28, on the South Deck

Complimentary tasting tickets are available online until 5 p.m. Monday, April 24. Ticket includes a chili-tasting kit, a soft drink, water, and a dessert. Complimentary beer for the 21+ crowd will be provided by Saint Arnold ​Brewing Company beginning at 4 p.m. (Limit three beers per guest.)

Attendees can put their tastebuds to work and determine who gets the coveted title of People’s Choice Chili and Best Décor, both of which include a $50 gift card. 

An expert panel of judge ’buds will determine which team wins first, second, and third place for Best Chili:

  • 1st place: $300 gift card
  • 2nd place: $200 gift card
  • 3rd place: $100 gift card

Judges begin tasting chili at 3:30 p.m. Event attendees may vote on Best Décor and People’s Choice Chili from 4 to 6 p.m.

Complete details are available on the ESO website, along with information about how to log time spent working at the Cook-Off. 

Questions? Contact Gladis Moya.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.