2018 Chili Cook Off

Bridges to Housing Stability will host its 8th Annual “Hotter Than Thou” Chili Cook Off, Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12Noon-2:00PM at  Church of the Resurrection at 3175 Paulskirk Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042 to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing in Howard County

Bring your family and friends to this fun-filled and FREE community event and join Bridges to Housing Stability in raising awareness and funds in support of our mission to provide a path to self-sufficiency to prevent and end homelessness through affordable housing solutions and advocacy in Howard County, Maryland. 

2018 Chili Cook Off Sponsors

Cayenne $750


Tabasco Sponsor $500

Jalapeno Sponsor $250











Reid Spearman


In Kind Donors:  

Allegra Marketing Print Web, Church of  the Resurrection, First Presbyterian Church of Howard County,

H.C. Walterhoefer, Profess Multimedia, Tino’s Italian Bistro, Today’s 101.9,

Olney Dermatology Associates, Kathy O’Donovan and Jacqueline Eng



Maryland State Congregations or groups representing congregations gather once a year and bring their BEST Chili to be judged by the members of their community. Throughout the event, BRIDGES shares facts and stories about our work to help prevent homelessness in Howard County. Also community members tip their favorite chili jars! At the end of the event, a GOLDEN LADLE is awarded and two SILVER LADLES are awarded to the year’s winner. Winners own bragging rights for one year until the next Chili Cook Off.



  • Local Celebrity Judges
  • FREE Door Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • Congregation and Bridges community testimonials
  • Fun for the kids
  • Chili, Chili and more Chili for all tastes (meat, vegetarian and seafood)!!!




There is still time and room for your congregation to sign up to participate. Call our office to find out more or send an email to sign up!