2016 Chili Cook-off Judges 

Jamey Poole Third year Texas CCO judge, certified KCBS BBQ Judge and Longhorn grad raised in San Marcos, home of the world famous Chilympiad

Quino Baca Third year Texas CCO judge and Chef/Owner of The Brooklyn Star

Scott Heins First year Texas CCO judge and writer and photographer for Gothamist with a decade of experience in the restaurant industry

Marcus Myers First year Texas CCO judge and former Texas Longhorn football player on the 2005 National Championship team

Russell Jackson First year Texas CCO judge, Bravo TV original host of "Going off the Menu" and notable restauranteur

Siobhan Wallace Third year Texas CCO judge, co-founder of Blondie & Brownie food blog and co-author of New York a la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks

Robert J. Burmeister First year Texas CCO judge, winner of The Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen", host of "Chewing the Fat' podcast and Chef/Owner of event and catering company, The Culinary Renegade

Eli Cohn-Wein Third year Texas CCO judge and GM of Delaney Chicken

Liza de Guia First year Texas CCO judge and Founder and Chief Storyteller of Food. Curated. 


2015 Texas Chili Cook-off Judges included:

Christine Byrne Associate Food Editor for BuzzFeed Life

Dan Delaney Owner - Delaney BBQ

David Blend Editor - Thrillist.com

Eli Cohn-Wein General Manager - Bark Hot Dogs

Jamey Poole Certified KCBS BBQ Judge

Lisa Fain Author - Homesick Texan / Executive Consultant - El Original Tex Mex

Nell Casey Food Editor - Gothamist

Quino Baca Chef/Owner - The Brooklyn Star

Siobhan Wallace Author - Blondie & Brown


The Texas Chili Cook-off is presented by the Texas Exes - New York Chapter.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Texas Exes - New York Chapter scholarship fund.