Events for Change is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing unique and exciting public and private events where proceeds are donated to deserving local charities and other not-for-profit organizations.
The staff at Events for Change provides professional event planning and management services at a minimal cost to ensure the benefiting charity receives an optimal return.
Our goal is to raise as much money and exposure as possible for these great causes while providing a fun experience for attendees.
The Orlando Chili Cook-off, in its first year, was held in Baldwin Park in January of 2010. This first-annual and premier event attracted a crowd of over 3,500 people and raised over $15,000 for Special Olympics Florida. Since the first year this premier event has grown rapidly. In the past nine years, the Orlando Chili Cook-off has raised over $900,000 in both monetary, media exposure and product donations for charities.
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Officially known as the Orlando Chili Cook-off, this premier chili competition is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Since its inception, CASI has sanctioned thousands of Cook-offs and has raised millions of dollars for charities — and this tradition continues here in Orlando.
The Orlando Chili Cook Off, which began as a small gathering of friends and chili-lovers, has now become a CASI Southeast Regional Championship event attracting cooks and attendees throughout Central Florida and the southeastern states. Teams can win trophies and prizes for the best CASI chili or the best open chili categories. Also, a best-in-showmanship award will be presented for the most entertaining chili team. The top three CASI cooks at our cook-off will gain automatic entry into the CASI International Championship in Terlingua, Texas.
EFC has exciting events in the planning stages and we anticipate sharing details with our fans in the upcoming months.