To honor America’s heroic firefighters and highlight their
underappreciated cooking talents, the makers of HORMEL® Chili are on
the search for America’s best firehouse kitchen chili recipe. Think your
station can handle the heat? Submit your recipe and tell us your story!

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10 recipes will be selected as semi-finalists by Judge Ray Cooney. From there, people like YOU will vote for the top three recipes. The 3 finalists will be flown to New York City for a live chili cook-off! The winner will be crowned America’s Best Firehouse Kitchen.

Ray Cooney, a husband and proud father of three, is a retired New York City firefighter. Ray has created over fifteen screenplays and wrote nine television shows. Ray’s most recent project is Firehouse Kitchen. Firehouse Kitchen blends many aspects of Ray’s life – film and all things fire department, along with cooking. Ray is also closely connected to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

10 recipes will be selected as semi-finalists by Judge Ray Cooney. From there, people like YOU will vote for the top three recipes. The 3 finalists will be flown to New York City for a live chili cook-off! The winner will be crowned America’s Best Firehouse Kitchen.

Ray Cooney, a husband and proud father of three, is a retired New York City firefighter. Ray has created over fifteen screenplays and wrote nine television shows. Ray’s most recent project is Firehouse Kitchen. Firehouse Kitchen blends many aspects of Ray’s life – film and all things fire department, along with cooking. Ray is also closely connected to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.