Chili Cook-Off

A quest to find the best chili.

The Yaga’s Chili Quest Cook-off is SOLD OUT! To be added to the waiting list, please call Elizabeth Matthews at 409-770-0999 or email


Whip up a batch of your best chili recipe and bring it on down to the Galveston Historical Strand. Compete for the gold and Chili Champion bragging rights. Although every chili has its own unique taste, they can’t all be winners. Here is your chance to light up those judges’ taste buds and show ‘em what you got!

Each registered team receives the following:

  • 5 Tickets for the Friday Night Cook Team Party w/ Free Beer
  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef per Space
  • 10 GA tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms
  • Discounted Parking

This year the public will vote on Team Showmanship! Included in the Chili Tasting Ticket is a Showmanship ballot, be sure to display your team number and team name!


2018 Champions of the Yaga's Chili Quest Regular Chili Category - Joe Tramonte Realty

Sign up on or before the following dates to receive (per space)

  • Same spot as 2018 (Register by 11/17/18)
  • 10 General Admission tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston per space (Register by 11/17/2018)
  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef per space (Register by 12/31/2018)


2019 Rules and Regulations


Always in Heat

Armed & Hammered Cookers

Bayou City Roux Krewe

Best Catfish Ever

Black Sheep Smokers

Cactus Rat Cookers

Calibrated Cookers

Chili Con Carne Cookers

Chili Posse

Chili’s Will



Chilin’ Out Cookers

Cowboy Scientists


D&B Cleaning

Doggie Style Chicken Rub

For A Cause Cookers

Friki Tiki Cookers

Gonzo Krewe

Good Time Cookers

Grub Rubbers

Gulf Copper

Hardwood BBQ

Hungover Tomorrow


Independent Cookers

Just Add Beer


Pot Belly Cookers

Red Hot Chili Rookies

Sauced Up Click

The Other Cookers

Third Coast Cookers

Triple B Cookers

Joe Tramonte Realty

Mama’s Chili

Montezumas Revenge

Naked Iguana Chili

No Mutton Way

On the Wagon


Socially Okrad

Sottally Tober

Spice Spice Baby

Team We Like To Party

THE Texas Barbeque Massacre

Toms Chili

Voodoo Cooker

Wishes, Wonders, and Kids

Smoking Hot Cookers

Dana Smokers

Rub’N 1 Out Cookers

Chili Belles

KC Drunk Chickens

Team Dad Bod

Iron Man Smokers

Always in Heat 2

Battered But Never Beaten

Boom Chili Laka

Braising Hell Cookers

Bums of BBQ

Chili Chili Bang Bang

Chiligirl Unicorn Showdown


Cool Cookers