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COVID-19 Assumption of Risk

  • In-person public gatherings and events carry an inherent higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. Prior to attending a public gathering or event, please learn more about the risks involved and evaluate your individual risk level. In particular, vulnerable individuals, such as certain older adults and those with certain pre-existing health conditions, who have an increased risk for severe illness or death, need to take extra precautions against COVID-19.
  • Guests understand that (a) the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and any resulting disease (together with any mutation, adaptation or variation thereof, “COVID-19”) is extremely contagious and there is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present, including without limitation, SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off; (b) no precautions, including any protocols that may be implemented by SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off or caterer, any lender to SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off, and any of the respective SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off or event sponsors or promoters and/or other third parties (such as by federal and state governmental agencies) (collectively, the “COVID-19 Protocols”), can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19; (c) the risks of exposure to COVID-19 are increased by proximity to other people;  (d) there is no guarantee, express or implied, that Guests and any of her/his guests will not be exposed to COVID-19 (e) people of all ages and health conditions, including healthy young people, have been adversely affected by COVID-19; (f) certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on their age or underlying medical conditions; and (g) exposure to COVID-19 can result in being subject to quarantine requirements, illness, disability, and other short-term and long-term health effects, including death, regardless of a person’s age or health condition.  Guests also acknowledge that the COVID-19 Protocols may prove inadequate to prevent the exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and that it is possible that from time to time persons present at SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off or at any locations in which the events may be held or where people are gathered, may not comply fully with the COVID-19 Protocols.  Guests understand that the implementation of the COVID-19 Protocols does not guarantee that guests and their guests will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 as a result of their attendance at SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off or pass COVID-19 on to others, including Guests and other family members of Guests.  Guests understand and knowingly and voluntarily assume all such COVID-19 related risks related to attending, traveling to and from Events at SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off.  Those risks may include an increased risk of exposure to illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19), personal injury, disability, and other short-term or long-term health effects including death, which might result not only from Guests’ own actions, inactions or negligence, but from the actions, inactions or negligence of any of the Released Parties (as defined below).  Guests accept that they have personal responsibility for any and all of their respective costs and expenses, damages, liability, and other losses that Guests, or any of their respective heirs, assigns, executors, administrators, next of kin or other persons acting or claiming to act on behalf of Guests (the “Related Persons”),  may incur in connection with the risks described above.

Guests agree to follow SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off health and safety policies, as well as all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance, local, state and federal orders, regulations and ordinances pertaining to health and safety at all times while at SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off. Health and safety policies may be posted throughout SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off as well as on tickets. “Released Parties” shall mean SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off, Nicole Stinson, Steve Portaro, The Hyatt Regency, all event sponsors or promoters and/or other affiliates third parties thereof.


 CHECK-IN: YOU CAN DROP YOUR CHILI OFF AND DECORATE YOUR BOOTH ANYTIME AFTER 12:00 pm. You will need to check in on Thursday, October 28th by 4:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Valencia

Your location at the event is pre-determined.  You will check-in and get your chili cooker number and will be directed to your assigned spot. We will not allow cookers to set up after 4:30 pm, so please be on time.

CHILI:  Please bring 2 LARGE Crock Pots of Chili. Please make sure your chili is cooked at home and heated to at least 170 degrees and kept warm.  You are responsible for maintaining a food-safe temperature during the cook-off. You will serve your chili until it is gone. Voting will end at 8:00 pm to allow votes to be counted.

LOGISTICS:  Each cooker will be provided ½ of a 6ft table, tasting cups, spoons and napkins, table cover.  (YOU WILL SUPPLY– 8ft extension cord or strip, serving spoon and any condiments).

TASTING: Each attendee who comes to your table MUST HAVE A WRISTBAND ON in order to taste any Chili. Wristbands are $40.00 each and allow the attendee to taste any and all chili.  (Children 7 & under excluded from wristband) Included with each entry will be Cornbread and desserts, while supplies last.  No other food or drink will be permitted in at the venue, without their permission.

BEST DECORATED AREA– We will award one cooker- Best decorated area at the end of the evening. (No company banners please). This year step it up and let your inner Halloween get creative.

VOTING:  PEOPLES CHOICE -Attendees can vote for their favorite chili with their one vote ticket they receive at the door when paying.  They choose their favorite chili by marking in the voting box their choice and dropping the voting card in a box centrally located and marked area.  So encourage your friends and family to attend the event to support and vote for you.  JUDGES CHOICE-(Blind) We will have Judges that will vote for their favorite chili.

AWARDS:  We will pick 6 winners that night (3- People’s Choice and 3- Judges Choice) and they will be announced by at around 8:30-9 pm.  Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with gifts will be awarded.

BANNERS:  You will not be allowed to hang a banner at the event.  This includes any company sign, banner, (standing or hanging).  Company table clothes are okay.

You MUST submit the form with payment, no spot will be saved or reserved unless you submit payment upon entry.  
Sorry no checks can be taken for Cooker Registration.
You will be allowed ONCE ONLY prior to September 5th to change your name and recipe there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule after September 5th as we will be going to print on a variety of publications..