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Award Winning Distillery will be featured at the November 19, 2016 event.


WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The West Sacramento Chili Cook-off is proud to announce Tito's Handmade Vodka as the official spirit sponsor of the 2016 event, which will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Western Health Advantage Legacy Club at Raley Field. 

Tito's Handmade Vodka, which is produced in Austin, Texas' first and oldest legal distillery, will be featured at the West Sacramento Chili Cook-off bar. The bar will offer a signature vodka drink featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Tito's Handmade Vodka is made in batches in old fashioned pot stills by Tito Beveridge, the company's founder, and distilled six times. Tito's unanimously won the Double Gold Medal for vodka at the 2001 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and was twice awarded a four-star ranking from Spirit Journal. Tito's Handmade Vodka is also the exclusive vodka brand served on all United and American Airlines flights.

"We are extremely excited to partner with Tito's Handmade Vodka and are looking forward to a great event" said Amy Hale, Principal of Holy Cross Academy.

The West Sacramento Chili Cook-off is a community event that raises funds for Holy Cross Academy, a TK-8th grade school in the historic Broderick area of West Sacramento. For more information about Holy Cross Academy go to 



Holy Cross Academy Presents its annual event at Raley Field’s Western Health Advantage Legacy Club


WEST SACRAMENTO – November 19, 2016 from 6 to 10pm in the Legacy Club at Raley Field – gives Sacramento area residents a chance to taste the best chili in the Capitol area – all to support education!  

 The West Sacramento Chili Cook-off presented by Holy Cross Academy and the Sacramento River Cats will feature approximately a dozen, including de Vere’s Irish Pub, Dos Coyotes Boarder Café, Asante Catering, 524 Mexican Restaurant, The Porch and other Capitol Area chefs facing off for bragging rights to the best chili. Tickets are on sale now at The event will feature a silent auction, chili sampling and raffle. The cash bar will have a signature cocktail featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka and brews from Laguintas Brewing Co. 

“This is an amazing community event that supports a great cause,” said Amy Hale, Principal at Holy Cross Academy. “We’re very fortunate to so many local businesses, restaurants and caterers who are supporting us."

The event has a limited capacity of 350 tickets, and as of Friday, September 30, 2016, over 120 tickets have already been sold. 

About Holy Cross Academy

Founded in 1957, Holy Cross Academy is a Diocese of Sacramento school, which serves approximately 150 students in transition kindergarten through eighth grade with diverse backgrounds and from a broad geographic area. For more information visit:, or call (916) 373-1313.



The 5th Annual fundraiser has a new name, location, and benefactor. 


(WEST SACRAMENTO) Our Lady of Grace School (OLG) in West Sacramento is proud to announce the 5th Annual River City Chili Cook-off, on November 18, 2017, from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm at Ace of Spades in midtown Sacramento. Tickets are just $30 per person, and all the proceeds from the event will benefit educational programs at the school. 

The Chili Cook-off started in 2013 at Holy Cross Academy in West Sacramento. Due to the events overwhelming popularity, it was moved to Raley Field’s Western Health Advantage Legacy Club and renamed the West Sac Chili Cook-off in 2015. In honor of Holy Cross Academy, which closed in May, OLG will now host the event.

“I was the Principal at Holy Cross when this event started,” said Laura MacDonald, principal at OLG. “Having OLG continue on the chili cook-off is a great way to honor Holy Cross’s legacy. Plus, it’s a really fun event,” she continued. 

“People love the chili cook-off,” said Michael Babowal, chair of the River City Chili Cook-off. "We sold out the past 2 years and needed a larger venue. We were fortunate enough to have a connection at Ace of Spades,” Babowal continued. “Once Ace of Spades became a reality, we wanted to represent both West Sacramento and Sacramento, so we changed the name to the River City Chili Cook-off,” Babowal explained.

Participants in this year’s chili cook-off already include the 2016 Judge’s and People’s Choice champion - Dos Coyotes, Burgers and Brew, Asanté Catering, Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo, The Golden Bear, Origami Asian Grill, Lenise’s Café, Cecil's Taste, and Cali Love New American Street Food with more applications coming in daily. The organizers anticipate 15-20 local restaurants. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to Tickets are $30 per person or $35 after November 1 and are available online, at the Ace of Spades box office located at 1417 R Street, Sacramento, or Our Lady of Grace School located at 1990 Linden Road, West Sacramento. 



Our Sponsors

Featured Spirit
Featured Spirit Tito's
Tito's Handmade Vodka will be featured for the 4th year in a row in our signature cocktail.
Beverage Sponsor
Beverage Sponsor Pepsi
Pepsi products will proudly be poured at the River City Chili Cook-Off.
Shots Bar Sponsor
Shots Bar Sponsor Yelp!
Yelp Sacramento is proud to present our all-new shots bar!
PNO Sponsor
PNO Sponsor Jung's ATA
Kids over 4-years of age can come to Jung's ATA Martial Arts of Southport from 5-10 p.m. on 11/16 for FREE if their parents have tickets the cook-off. Must pre-register.
All Sponsors
All Sponsors 2017 Sponsors
The River City Chili Cook-off wouldn't be a success if not for our gracious sponsors.