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Bayonne 5th Annual Chili -Cookoff February 23rd, 2024

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The City of Bayonne and The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (BUEZ) in hosting the much-anticipated 2024 CHILI-COOK OFF!
This is their 5th Chili-Cook Off and without a doubt, the most fun you’ll have this winter!  It’s a night of music,with the Jalapeno’ Trio, also mingling, dancing, laughter and tons of great food!
The public’s support is vital to the success of this event and will ultimately help enable the Chamber of Commerce to bring programs and resources to the business community of Bayonne.

The Jalapeno’ Trio


Set-up must be complete and ready to serve by 5:30 P.M.
Teardown and cleanup must be completed by 9:45 P.M.

  • This is a ticketed event, open to the public. It is FREE for contestants in the tasting competition!
  • This is a fun cook-off and there are no rules for the definition of “Chili” and its contents.  Anything goes!
  • You must maintain a core cooking temperature of 155 degrees and serving temperature of 135 degrees.
  • Any known, common allergens used in preparation must be noted (i.e. seafood or nuts)
  •  You must provide your own thermometer which will be checked throughout the evening.
  • Gloves must be worn by your team members and multiple serving utensils used to prevent cross contamination. All equipment, food, and supplies stored must be at least 6 inches off the floor.
  • USDA approved sources of meat required and no more than 4 team members. Each contestant must provide a minimum 5 GALLONS of chili (250 people are expected).
  • Please label the spice factor of your chili, i.e. Mild, Medium, Hot, or Atomic.
  • Your chili must be made prior to the event at a legal, commercial kitchen, establishment, or restaurant that day. No home cooking whatsoever, or you will be disqualified.  
  • Contestants are also responsible for supplying warming dishes, utensils, foods, spices, table decorations, etc. Electricity will not be available for crock-pots. A restaurant size table will be provided for each contestant to represent & serve their chili.
  • Themes, costumes, and decorations are encouraged. An award for Best Dressed Table Display!
  • Judging will take place by Culinary Expert(s). The provider of the best tasting chili, as determined by the judge(s), will be awarded first, second, and third prizes and FREE publicity, along with bragging rights!
  • As a trade-off for your efforts and delicious chili, the organizers will promote the event, along with each participating contestant via social and traditional media outlets.

To be a contestant, please send an email to [email protected], or call 551-263-7503. A member of our committee will gladly assist you with your application.
It is FREE to sign up! DEADLINE to submit applications is February 17th.  SPACE IS LIMITED!

February 23, 2024
6:00 pm – 10:00pm


$40.00 per person
Please register online at www.bayonnechamber.org

Bayonne Chamber of Commerce Takes Road Trip to Meadowlands Racetrack


 On June 16 The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce had its first road trip. Michele Bryd, Director of Winners of Bayonne chaired the event where trustees and its members had an event in a skybox at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  They enjoyed a social event to celebrate summer while watching races which included the ostrich race along with the camel races. 


Bayonne Chamber takes first road trip
The fourth race was  ran in Tribute of the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce. Photo of the above transferring the reins is outgoing president Matthew Dorans (left) and incoming president Thomas Coughlin (right). Photo was taken at the winner circle where the trustees and members took a photo with the winning horse.

Bayonne Chamber takes first road trip to meadowlands Racetrack

 In the Winner Circle trustees in photo or Michele Byrd, Annette Rubin, Matt Dorans, Tom Coughlin, Tracy D’Alessandro, Dina Santarelli, Jack Kennedy  and Gail Godesky and other members 

Bayonne Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event

wine and food tasting eventThe Bayonne Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all members, friends and associates to join them for a delicious evening of socializing while enjoying a selection of fine wines paired with exquisitely prepared Chef’s selections to complement the wines. 

Thursday April 3rd, 2014- 5:30 Registration -Event runs from 6 pm to 9pm

R &B’z Restaurant-corner of Linnet St. & Broadway, Bayonne NJ

RSVP Carlin @ 201-436-4333 or [email protected]

$60 / Attendee

RSVP TODAY -Tickets Are Limited!!!

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for Chamber to Charity Event at Winners

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for our December 12th event at Winners, 400 Route 440, Bayonne.    The event is a “Chamber to Charity” function where all of the proceeds will be donated to the local food pantries in Bayonne. This is a truly worthwhile cause and, while a sponsor will enjoy knowing that their donation will go towards feeding  Bayonne’s hungry,  you will also have an excellent opportunity to showcase your business.

 The following levels of Sponsorship are available and are totally tax deductible: Continue reading The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for Chamber to Charity Event at Winners