Texas Exes New York is seeking sponsors for our Chili Cook-Off
To become an event sponsor, please contact info@texas.nyc.

About the Texas Chili Cook-Off

The Texas Chili Cook-Off, now in its 31st year, is an annual event hosted by the NYC Chapter.  All proceeds from the event benefit our scholarship fund which provides financial aid to students from New York who attend The University of Texas at Austin. The current cost of out of state admission is over $41,000 and this year alone we are able to give out $25,000 to freshmen from New York heading to Austin, Texas thanks to the generosity of our alumni and partners. But with more NY based students than ever wanting to go to UT and college costs going up constantly, it is of the utmost importance that we work to raise more money for our scholarship and chapter.  

The Texas Chili Cook-Off attracts 1,000+ chili enthusiasts whose entry fee guarantees them a 5 hour all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat event. Attendees will sample chili from 15+ professional restaurant teams and nearly 25 amateur teams competing for the chili championship. Past restaurant teams have included Hill Country BBQ, Javelina, King David Tacos and Stout NYC and prior sponsors have included Shiner Beers, Titos Vodka, Whole Foods, Orange Theory, and many other great New York and Austin based companies. 

This year’s chili cook off will be hosted by celebrity chef Emily Hersh, recently featured on Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey. 

Sponsorship Levels

$500 Bronze Level

  • Two free Chili Cook-Off tickets
  • Opportunity to provide items for swag bags
  • Recognition on Texas Exes NYC website and social media (3,500 combined followers) 
  • Logo on event banner

$1,000 Silver Level

  • Two free Chili Cook-Off tickets
  • Opportunity to provide items for swag bags
  • Opportunity to set up vendor booth
  • Recognition on Texas Exes NYC website, social media
  • Recognition on Texas Exes NYC’s weekly e-blast leading up to the cook-of (7,000 subscribers) and press releases
  • More prominent logo feature on banner
  • Emcee verbal acknowledgment twice at chili cook-off

$2,500 Gold Level

  • Two VIP tickets
  • Opportunity to provide items for swag bags
  • Prime location for vendor booth
  • Year-long logo presence on Texas Exes NYC website
  • Recognition on Texas Exes NYC social media, e-blast (7,000 subscribers) and press releases
  • Most prominent recognition on event banner
  • Emcee hourly acknowledgment of company at event
  • Naming opportunity of a dedicated event space, such as the chili zone, kids area, bar, etc.

Looking for other benefits? Let us know, and we can customize a sponsorship opportunity to fit your needs.  In-kind sponsorships are also welcome. Texas Exes NYC is 501(c)(3) non-profit.  

Thanks to our sponsors