Vancouver Foodster presents the Chili Challenge

This is our first Chili Challenge featuring 11 restaurants and cafes in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Langley, that runs from January 8-31, 2015.

Participating restaurants and delis are showcasing Chili creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Chili creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:

Joe Leary

Host of Just Here for the Beer Radio, Broadcaster, Feature Writer/Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper, Feature Writer BC Lions Magazine

Twitter: @reallyjoeleary

Norma Reid

Journalist. CTV Breaking News Anchor & 11:30pm Anchor.

Twitter: @CTVNorma

Simone Grewal

On-Air Radio Host @Z953VAN, TV Host, Digital Content Editor

Twitter: @SimoneGrewal

Benjamin Yong

Freelance writer and journalist for @HelloVancity and other publications.

Twitter: @b_yong


These are just some of the unique Chili creations in this challenge

Morocco West

chili island morocco west
Chili Island

Chili Island

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Description: Beef and lamb merguez,  taktouka, cucumber yogurt, fried bread

Offered: All the time

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466


Twitter:  @MoroccoWest


Darby’s Public House

Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili
Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili

Spicy Beer Brined Turkey Chili

Price: $12.95

Created by: Chef Sue Culm

Description: A hearty but light turkey chili with a hint of spice. Served with house made cheddar bacon beer bread.

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617


Twitter: @darbys_in_kits


The Copper Chimney

Mumbai Chili
Mumbai Chili

Mumbai Chili

Price: $17

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: Mumbai Chili with chorizo sausage and lamb; served with Bhangra naan, raita salsa

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862


Twitter: @CopperChimney_1


Cioffi’s Cucina

The Rinnegato
The Rinnegato

The Rinnegato

Price: $10.99

Created by: Cucina Kitchen Chefs, Del, Jose, Jeffery

Description: Grilled Skirt Steak Chili topped with a poached egg and salsa verde served in a housemade bread bowl with a Piave crisp.

Offered:  Daily from 11 am until closing.

Cioffi’s Cucina

4150 E Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 291-9373


Twitter @cioffiscucina


The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Chili creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Chili creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from January 8-31, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Chili creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Chili creations on February 2, 2015.


About Vancouver Foodster

Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!


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