Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off

Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off

Mission: "Volunteers working in partnership with our community to seek funding that will provide for the needs of the children of Hogar de Vida in Atenas, Costa Rica"



Raffle Ticket Cost: 500 colones per ticket
50/50 Raffle Ticket Cost: 3 tickets for 1000 colones



This well-known premier event is gearing up for another fantastic chili cook off experience coming up in early 2014 – mark your calendars for February 9th. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else to join you as we anticipate this to be the BIGGEST and BEST Cook Off yet!

The planning for this year’s event is well underway with over 13 committee members working hard to ensure your day is a memorable one. And what would a Chili Cook Off be without some fabulous chili’s to taste. Guaranteed to whet your appetites! You can expect to taste quality chili’s from both locals and Tico’s – about 22 teams will be entered in this year’s Cook Off. There will be a judging contest and all attendees will be part of judging their own favorite chili for the “People’s Choice” Award.

We’ll be serving food that is mouth-watering, too. You can expect hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, delicious desserts, ice cream and popcorn! And to quench your thirst we’ll have our special Beer Garden ready and waiting for you. Come hungry and thirsty!

We’ll have children’s activities (pool and face painting), so bring the kiddies! Plus there might even be a surprise or two!

One of the most popular things we had last year was our raffle packages which included trips, activities, meals, services, etc., and we had several winners delighting in what they won. The precedent has been set and you won’t be disappointed in the packages we’ll have ready for you this year. And, of course, we’ll have our 50/50 raffle drawing where 50% of the raffle monies collected in this raffle will go to the winning ticket! Good luck to all!

Oh, and did we mention entertainment? Come enjoy some great music and wear your dancing shoes! We’ll entertain you all day long!


Once again, we are proudly committed to supporting Hogar de Vida by donating the proceeds from the Chili Cook Off event. What drives this charity event? The kids do! There is a real need for support at Hogar de Vida, a local children’s home founded by Tim & Dena Stromstad in 1995. Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on this property, age’s birth to ten years old. Many of these children come from abandoned, orphaned or abused situations and Hogar de Vida meets their daily needs by offering a stable home, good nutrition, clothing, education, trustworthy authority figures and spiritual training. By attending the Chili Cook Off you are partnering with us in making a difference locally.


We’ve got a fun new promotion to raise “koins” for the Hogar de Vida kids. Start saving your koins and bring them with you on event day. We will be showcasing an exciting way for you to drop in your koins – it’ll be noisy and entertaining!!! See the promotion detail to the right.


We look forward to seeing you at the Event. If you are interested in being a sponsor, a donor, a chili team, or a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Just click any of the headings above for information and contact details.