Since 2010. Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili! Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase a Tasting Kit to sample chili from dozens of competitors. Tasting Kits are $10 each and include six (6) taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People's Choice ballot. A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit Teen Kitchen Project, a non-profit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to cook delicious and nourishing meals for individuals and families coping with life-threatening illnesses in Santa Cruz County.