Chili Championship Plans Are Cooking

October 1, 2010

Kay Costello of Kay’s Gringo Postres, in the western Central Valley town of Atenas, is already cooking up plans for next year’s Charity Chili Championship, to be held Feb. 13 at Finca Rosa Vista in Barrio Mercedes. The contest promises to be lots of fun, with international competition from the U.S. state of Texas and a Queen Contest, throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the fourth year Kay’s Gringo Postres has hosted the competition, which began when customers bragged about their chili and Kay told them to put it to a test. Customers choose a chili winner by secret bean ballot, depositing (dry) beans in numbered cups.

The cost is ₡3,000 (about $6) for aspiring chili champions and queens, and ₡1,500 ($3) for the chili champion voting public. Proceeds will go to help Hogar de Vida, a Child Welfare Office (PANI) sponsored shelter for children in Atenas. For contestant information, call Kay at her restaurant, pastry shop and book exchange at 2446-0664 during daytime hours, or at 2446-4136.

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide
Changemakers
121 views
Changemakers
121 views

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide

Mitzi Stark - May 23, 2018

The Clodomiro Picado Institute is spread along the main road of Dulce Nombre de Coronado, northeast of San José. Its…

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby
sports
220 views
sports
220 views

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018

A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
274 views
Human rights
274 views

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…