MEDO - Last Chance Chili Cook-off provides local residents with the opportunity to cook for a $25,000 grand prize

The Red Chili winner at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff will win $25,000 and the coveted bronze pot trophy

Manchester, NH –   Spots are still available for the Last Chance Cookoff.  The Last Chance Cookoff takes place on Friday, October 1st and celebrates the opening of the 2010 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC).  The Last Chance Cookoff provides local residents with the opportunity to earn a spot in the Red Chili Cookoff on Sunday, October 3rd and compete for the $25,000 grand prize.  Unless you have previously earned a spot in Sunday’s Red Chili Cookoff by winning a  regional or state chili cookoff, the Last Chance Cookoff is your last opportunity to cook in the championship round. 

“The Last Chance Cookoff provides the residents of Manchester with a great opportunity to be a part of this family-friendly event and showcase their chili to the thousands in attendance”, stated Carol Hancock, CEO of the International Chili Society which sanctions the 2010 WCCC.  “Most of our cooks travel from the western and southern part of the country.  We are hoping the Last Chance Cookoff will allow New Hampshire to have multiple local cooks competing in Sunday’s championship round.”

To enter the Last Chance Cookoff residents must submit an application.  An application is available at  All applicants must also register to become a member of the International Chili Society by visiting    

For more information about the Last Chance Cookoff please visit or contact Vickie Marnick at 904-379-2558.