Vann York - Played a major role in the organization and incorporation of CASI 25 years ago. About Us - Mission Statement
Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc.
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The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) raises money for charity through the promotion of American red chili. CASI sanctions over 500 chili cook offs internationally each year as qualifying events for the Terlingua International Chili Championship. This grand spectacle is held the first Saturday of November each year at the society’s grounds in Terlingua, Texas.

CASI is a 501 ( c ) (3) Non Profit Charitable Corporation. It is governed by a diverse eleven member Board of Directors elected by local affiliate pods internationally. The Board of Directors oversees the sanctioning of local events that raise well over a million dollars annually for charity and an active scholarship program. It raises funds, conducts, and oversees the Terlingua International Chili Championship.

You are cordially invited to join us in our quest to have fun while promoting chili and raising money for charitable causes.