Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Jerry Adams Chili Cook-off | This Year’s Chefs Announced

The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation has announced the names of the talented chefs participating in this year’s Jerry Adams Chili Cook-off.

The chefs, who hail from all walks of life, will compete for the People’s Choice Award and an Overall Best Chili Award (determined by a panel of culinary professionals).

On Saturday, October 20th from 12-4 PM the cook-off will take place at CJ’s on the Bay, 760 N. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island. Admission is $12, children under 10 free. Event proceeds benefit the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation.

For more information contact Barb Murphy at 239-595-0488 or or visit

2018 Chili Cook-Off Chefs


  • Market Place Home Mortgage- Cheryl Stokes (People’s Choice Winner 2016/2017)
  • Jerry Swiacki, City Council Candidate
  • Jim Richards, City Council Candidate
  • Boat & Automobile Upholstery Repair with Marco Patriots
  • Jim Moon Collier County Judge Candidate
  • Spice Girls Cooking Club


  • Hilton Marco Island
  • Island Country Club (Best Overall 2017)
  • Marco Island Yacht Club
  • JW Marriott
  • Mangos (People’s Choice 2017)
  • Stonewalls
  • Speakeasy Restaurant

Civic Groups:

  • Marco Island Sail And Power Squadron
  • Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Marco Island Police Foundation


  • Marco Island Fire Rescue Department (People’s Choice 2017)
  • Sullivan Brigade
  • City of Marco Island Utilities

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