International Chili Society

By The World Food Championships

Our Story

About ICS

Since 1967, ICS has been bringing people together over America’s greatest culinary creation - CHILI! We sanction nationwide chili cook-offs all year long, which raise money for charities and produce an annual World Champion! In 2020, the World Food Championships officially acquired ICS to further its brand in the Food Sport world!

The Best of The Best

ICS Presenting Sponsor

It's no secret that the best beans make the best homestyle chili. We are proud to work with BUSH’S® Beans as the ICS presenting sponsor during the 2019 World Championship Chili Cook-off and throughout the next chili cook-off season.

Let's Get Cooking

ICS Adult Memberships

If you like to cook chili, compete and have fun... you’re in the right place! In order to compete in any ICS sanctioned cook-off, you must be an active ICS member.




  • Cook in unlimited sanctioned cook-offs
  • Exclusive member offers from ICS partners
  • Free admission at World Championship Chili Cook-Off and Welcome Party reception
  • Quarterly members email blast
  • Auto renew option
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  • Brand visibility on ICS website
  • Brand promotion on ICS social
  • Access to the most passionate group of chili enthusiasts in the world!
  • Contact ICS for other sponsorship opportunities
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1-Cook Pass


Each cook-off sets and manages its own entry fees which will be collected by each cook-off organizer independently.