New QC Firefighter Chili Cook Off slated for Saturday

This first-ever competition in the Quad Cities will be 1-4 p.m. at The Isle in Bettendorf
New QC Firefighter Chili Cook Off slated for Saturday
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 4:58 PM CDT
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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) -Which local fire department will have bragging rights about serving the best firehouse chili in all of the Quad Cities? We will finally have an answer to that question late on Saturday afternoon!

Jenny and Tim Staub, organizers of the event, were guests on Quad Cities Live when they discussed the inaugural Quad Cities Firefighter Chili Cook Off to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Isle of Capri’s covered parking lot, 1777 Parkway, Bettendorf.

There will be music, face painting, an ice cream truck, and more. There is a $10 entry fee to taste all competing chili recipes and to cast a vote on the best firehouse chili.

Proceeds will benefit the Firefighter Benevolent Funds.

Competing firehouses will include those from Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, East Moline, Eldridge, Riverdale, Princeton, and Rock Island.

The line up of guest celebrity judges features Morgan Ottier, Kevin Phelps, Pat Angerer, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher and City Administrator Decker Ploehn, plus two members of the Quad Cities Steamwheelers’ team.

For more information, see the Facebook event page at