Determined not to be intercepted by the pandemic, community build Sleeping Giant Build is excited to present the 8th Annual Chili Bowl – Pandemic Edition.
Join us for a fun evening of food, music, trivia and chili cooking classes by champion chili chefs – on Zoom! All proceeds from the 8th Annual Chili Bowl – and the Online Silent Auction – will help fund our 12th Home and benefit Sleeping Giant Build’s mission to reduce poverty housing in the Greater New Haven area.
*Food is prepared, packaged and refrigerated following applicable food safety guidelines. See sleepinggiantbuild.org/chili (FAQs) for details.
**Watch your email for a team roster request.
Order Chili Bowl Packages at bit.ly/chili21
The Complete Chili Bowl Package – $29 per person
- Your choice of award-winning, tender prime rib or vegetarian chili created by the USS Chowder Pot’s Chef Peter Bencivengo, cornbread and dessert. Extra chili and cornbread – $8/pint
- Plus, access to music, chili cooking classes and the trivia game
Chili Bowl Entertainment Package – $20 per person
- Access to music, chili cooking classes and the trivia game
The famous Chili Bowl Silent Auction will be online this year. You’ll find a tantalizing selection of items including gift cards and great merchandise, donated by our supporters, on our online auction site.
The Silent Auction opens on Friday, February 5 (9AM) and ends Sunday, February 7 (11PM).
The online auction site is easy to use. Access the auction at 32auctions.com/chili21 to browse the auction items – an account is not required to browse.
- Click “Login” at the top right of the 32auctions home page, then click on “Create an account now”
- Note you’ll just need to supply your name and email address to create an account – no need to enter payment information until you win a bid at the end of the auction
- Click on your selection. You’ll find a complete description. Check the description for delivery information
- Enter the bid amount, then “Place My Bid”
- You’ll receive an email confirming your bid. If you’re outbid, you’ll receive an email so you can bid again!
- If you win the bid, you’ll receive an email with a link to your invoice.
- Pay securely using PayPal or a major credit card
Chili Bowl Package Questions
Q: Where do I order tickets?
A: The ticket order site is bit.ly/chili21. Major credit cards are accepted.
Q: How do I order vegetarian chili?
A: When you purchase your ticket(s) at bit.ly/chili21, you’ll see an option for vegetarian or meat chili.
Q: Can I order extra chili?
A: Yes! Guests can purchase extra chili ($8/pint, includes cornbread) along with the purchase of a Complete Chili Bowl package ticket. You’ll see the spot to order extra chili when you order your tickets at bit.ly/chili21
Q: What food safety precautions have you taken to ensure that our chili and dessert is safe?
A: The chili and dessert have been packaged by commercial sources following current food safety guidelines. Chili will be refrigerated until you pick it up.
Q: Where do I find the Zoom link for the Chili Bowl?
A: You’ll receive an email with the link after you register for the Chili Bowl. If you don’t receive the link by Thursday, February 4, please email email@example.com and let us know that you haven’t received the link.
Q: What’s the deal with the private Zoom rooms?
A: Private Zoom rooms are available if you’d like to hang out privately with your friends during the event. Note that if you’re in a private Zoom room, you won’t be able to hear the program (e.g., trivia game, music by Gary D).
Q: Can I move among events during the Chili Bowl?
A: Yes! Thanks to the magic of Zoom, you can move from music, to chili cooking classes, to a Zoom room to join your friends freely. We suggest that you stay in the main room during the trivia game.
Q: Do I have to play the trivia game?
A: No! If you prefer, you can hang out with your friends in a private Zoom room. Private Zoom rooms will be available during the entire event.
Q: Who do I contact if I’m having trouble logging onto Zoom during the Chili Bowl?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be monitored during the event.
Silent Auction Questions
Q: How can I access the Online Silent Auction?
A: Go to 32auctions.com/chili21. The auction opens at 9AM on Friday, February 5 and ends at 11PM on Sunday, February 7.
Q: How do I get the items I won at the end of the auction?
A: Some items will be mailed while others will be delivered (local delivery). Check the item description on the auction site for delivery details.
Q: How do I pay for the auction items I won?
A: You’ll receive an email from 32auctions with a link to the invoice page. The page will direct you to enter your method of payment (PayPal or a major credit card).
Q: I still have questions. Who should I contact?
A: Email us at email@example.com