Chili Bowl

February 4th 2018, 12-4 pm, we celebrate the 14th annual Chili Bowl Cook-off Fundraiser! A culinary challenge for amateur and professional chefs, and a creative showcase for area potters, artists, and bowl-decorating enthusiasts. The purchase of a hand-painted ceramic “chili bowl” ($10 & up) is your ticket to sample & vote on the savory chili recipes. Proceeds will help CANO continue to fulfill it’s mission of Linking Artists, Promoting the Arts, & Educating the Community. This annual fundraiser takes place each year on Super Bowl Sunday. Last year, over 460 attended & we raised over $7,900!

25 Chili recipes to sample & vote on
Prizes for People’s Choice, Firefighter’s Choice, Bowl Design, & Spirit Award.
Music provided by the Wilber Mansion Jam Band.
Quilt Display by Susquehanna Valley Quilters.
Beer by Northern Eagle Beverages.
50/50 raffle.

Autumn Cafe
B’Side Ballroom
Captain Cooks
Copper Fox 
Green Earth Health Market
Hartwick College
Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead
Jim Verrelli
Lynn S. Bailey
My Fathers Place
Nina’s Pizza
Oneonta Bagel Company
Our Town Cafe & Pub
Soda Jerks and Action Lube
Sodexo-SUNY Oneonta
Star Mix
SUNY Delhi Culinary Arts
The Daily Star
Tommy Klehr
Trendy Foods
Amanda Kay Moske


People’s Choice Chili:
1st: SUNY Delhi Culinary Team
2nd: Humphrey’s Bistro
3rd: Holiday Inn – Our Town Cafe & Pub

Firefighters Blind Taste Test:
1st: SUNY Delhi Culinary Team
2nd: Humphrey’s Bistro
3rd: Sodexo at SUNY Oneonta

Most Artistic Bowl Design:
Tim Gargash

Spirit of the Chili Bowl Awards:
Leah McDonald & Nancy Rose Gossett

Congratulations to all the winners & thank you to everyone who participated!

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Tent sponsor:
Bowl sponsor: Carriage House Art Studio

Habanero sponsor: FOF –

All Sponsors:
Ace Glass, All Star Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Artisans’ Guild, Artware, Bank of Cooperstown, Bella Michaels, Bill Ellis/State Farm, Blue Stone Country Real Estate, Carpets Plus, Destination Oneonta, Five Star Subaru, Flo Loomis, Fred Zalatan, Green Earth Health Market, Green Toad Bookstore, Jean Kohler, Jean Manley, Leah McDonald Design, Logan’s Trucking, Mac’s Barber Shop, Morey’s Restaurant, Morris Tent Rental, Mountain Stream Pottery – Ellie Stromberg, Munson’s Building Supplies, Inc., Northern Eagle Beverage, One Stop Auto, Oneonta Rent-a-Jon, Oneonta Veterinary Hospital, Pam & Mel’s Haircutters, Pyramid Liquor Store, Red Jug Pub, Silks & Treasures Consignment Shop, Sloan’s New York Grill, Stereo Lab, Stringers Auto Body Shop, Sunshine pRN, Theresa’s Emporium, The Pine Shop, Tim Gargash, Tri-County Glass, Inc., Unalam, Wilber Mansion Jam Band, Wolf Wilde Goldsmith

Help support the Chili Bowl Fundraiser while promoting your business or organization!

2018 Chili Bowl Sponsorship Form

Got a great Chili recipe? Join the Cook-off competition!

2018 Chili Bowl Chef Application

Attending the Chili Bowl is not for the faint of heart! You’ll face 3 challenges:

The first challenge is choosing your bowl. A daunting task as there are hundreds of ceramic bowls crafted by local artists lining the walls of the Carriage House Art Studio. Sometimes it’s better to let the right bowl choose you.

chili bowl - bowl trio
Bowl in hand, you face the next challenge — where to start tasting? Entering the Wilber Mansion, you swim through a sea of appetizing aromas, rising from crockpots brimming with the creations of area chefs. With so many chili choices, from traditional to exotic, from mild to four-alarm, you’re sure to find something to please your palate. Save room, though, as there are many varieties of chili to sample. Can you try them all?

chili bowl - crowd
The final challenge is choosing your favorite. Much like choosing the right bowl, picking your favorite chili can also be difficult. Your vote is important, however, so choose wisely! There are two prizes at stake: the People’s Choice Award, decided by you, & the Firefighter’s Blind Taste Test Award, decided by a panel from the Oneonta Fire Department.



Join us in creating & decorating chili bowls prior to the event! A special thank you to Doug Hallberg at Carriage House Art Studio for hosting these fun community art parties & for firing hundreds of ceramic bowls! This year he’ll be using a new kiln that was generously donated to CANO.  Chili Bowl Decorating Art Parties @ CHAS

Feeling Creative? Help make & decorate bowls with Carriage House Art Studio!

Chili Bowl Decorating Art Parties @ CHAS

It’s free! Create bowls on a pottery wheel &/or paint pre-made bowls. It’s a lot of fun & for a good cause! All bowls are donated to CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-off Fundraiser (held Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 4), where they’re sold to raise money for our community art, music, & literature programs. Bowl decorating parties hosted by Doug Hallberg at Carriage House Art Studio (behind CANO). Materials & snacks provided. Call Doug at 435-8718 for more info.

Friday Night Art Parties (Ages 21+ BYOB)
December 8th, 6-9 pm
January 12th, 6-9 pm.

Saturday Afternoons (All ages)
December 9th, 1-4 pm
January 13th, 1-4 pm

Also join us at Oneonta’s First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration (All ages) on Thursday, December 31st @ Foothills PAC 6-9 pm