International Chili Society, Inc.

480 Neal Streeet, Suite 201

Cookeville, TN 38501

(931) 510-4817


Since 1967, the International Chili Society has been bringing people together over America’s greatest culinary creation - CHILI! ICS sanctions nationwide chili cook-offs all year long, which raise money for charities and produce an annual World Champion! In 2020, the World Food Championships officially acquired ICS to further its brand in the Food Sport world! The 54th Annual World Champion Chili Cook Off will take place in Myrtle Beach from September 17-19, 2021. Governed and run by the International Chili Society, the event brings together champion chiliheads from across the country for their chance to be named the World Champion. The family-friendly event gives consumers the ability to watch the cooking and taste samples and vote for their favorite in the People's Choice Event!