Attendees sampled chili and beverages from a wide variety of local businesses and organizations. Participating chefs competed for 1st through 4th place from a panel of esteemed judges along with People’s Choice Awards. The Slimtones & All Star Trio provided live entertainment. The annual event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast and has raised over $250,000 to date. Last year alone, the event raised over $25,000.
Danyelle Rabine, EVP of Blue Marble Cocktails, stated, “This event was remarkable. The Blue Marble Team won over the taste buds of event attendees and expressed that Blue Marble tastes better than the other alcohol and ready to drink vendors. They loved our family story, our commitment to giving back and repeatedly returned bringing friends to try the cocktails. We could not have asked for a better first time attending the Hi Times Chili Cook Off, but more importantly we were ecstatic to be involved in the local community and help give back to such an amazing cause.”
About Hi Times Wine Cellars:
Hi-Time Wine Cellars is a family-owned retail store located in Costa Mesa, California. Founded by Fritz Hanson and his brother-in-law Jim McVay, Hi-Time opened the cellar doors in 1957 at our original location on 17th and Irvine in Costa Mesa, California. In 1984, we moved to our nearby Ogle Street location in Costa Mesa where we built one of the largest underground temperature-controlled wine cellars in the U.S. Truly a family operation, you’ll find three generations working at the store on any given day, as well as a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, many who’ve been with the store for 20 years or more.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange Coast:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast provides a positive, healthy learning environment for children, and it’s what we’ve done locally since 1941. With each year that passes, our Club curriculum takes progressively longer strides toward strengthening the academic aptitude, the physical fitness, the health awareness, and the career ambitions of our members, preparing them to graduate high school and become productive citizens. Today, the youth of Central Orange Coast are growing up with extraordinary opportunities, some of which also present uncharted risks. With more than 200,000 youth under the age of 18 within our reach in the Central Orange Coast region, we are called to do everything we can to help as many as possible reach greatnes