Previous chili cook-off participants and winner.

APRON Inc.’s program of good works will be on the agenda when New Albany’s Donum Dei Brewery (3211 Grant Line Road #3) hosts its 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, February 6, starting at 12 noon.

2022 would have been the 5th staging of this event, but COVID considerations caused the 2021 edition to be cancelled.

Suggested donations this year are $2 for a sample cup and $5 for a bowl, with all proceeds going to APRON Inc. Once again the organizers seek 12 chili-cooking contestants, and as of this morning a few slots remain. Contact Blake if you’d like to cook, or with any questions: blake.montgomery(at)outfront(dot)com. The overall winner will receive the traveling trophy, swag from Donum Dei, and a feeling of deep satisfaction at helping APRON lend a helping hand.

Metropolitan Louisville’s national culinary reputation is driven by the creative work of its independent restaurants – the rich trove of small businesses that entertain and inspire us, meal after meal.

By definition, these are small businesses with big hearts and ambitious visions. But the folks who staff these restaurants sometimes find themselves in need of emergency financial assistance due to illness, injury, or other causes.

That’s where APRON Inc. comes in. The non-profit was created in 2011 to help provide financial relief to food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area who find themselves in need during times of crises. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, APRON Inc. has stepped up with a far greater volume of assistance to local workers than ever before.

Food & Dining Magazine profiled Donum Dei Brewery in 2016.

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