The Container Store

Annual Chili Cook-Off

Annual Chili Cook-Off

Our annual Chili Cook-Off is one of the highlights of our year and certainly adds a major Air of Excitement to our Stores, Office and Distribution Center with fun team building, fantastic food and a little friendly foodie competition! This year’s cook-off was our biggest and best yet, showcasing the creativity of our employees all across the country.

We could hardly believe that this year marked our 21st Chili Cook-Off event at our Office and Distribution Center! Every department participated, each developing a theme for their booth and costumes and preparing their best chili, corn bread and dessert to be evaluated by a panel of guest judges – 13 of our fabulous vendors – who also chose winners for best booth and costume. The decisions were not easy! See why in our photo gallery!

The variety of delicious food ensured that nobody left hungry and everyone was entertained by creative booths that included a camp site, a food truck, a game show, a diner, King Tut’s pyramid, Soul Train, Saturday Night Live, The Price is Right, a boot camp (complete with tank) and more! Employees dressed up supporting their booth theme.

And for the 2nd year our stores officially joined in the fun by staging their own Chili Cook-Offs in our break rooms. Employees voted on their favorites after tasting all of the options and the winners received the Best Chili award. Each store put their own creative twist on their event ensuring everyone had a great experience. It was the perfect way to celebrate our employees’ unique culinary talents!