In 2011, the ICS introduced the new CERTIFIED CHILI JUDGES program which was designed to bring consistency and knowledge to our judges, particularly newer ones. Two classes will be held at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs.  The first class is scheduled from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013, and the other on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 7:30am to 10:30am. Classes will be taught by Steve Porter, the ICS WCCC Chief Judge and Jim Beaty, the 1986 World’s Champion. The class is NOT mandatory and certification is NOT required to judge at the 2013 WCCC. These classes are for seasoned judges and new ones alike. One new Certified Chili Judge wrote: “Definitely worth it! I took the class at the WCCC in Manchester, NH and now I am “proudly” a Certified Chili Judge. Even though I’ve been judging for about five years, I still learned new things in the class!”

ICS will be adding additional classes in other areas of the country as the instructors are trained, however, the WCCC in Palm Springs is your immediate opportunity to take the class. If you’re interested in taking one of the classes, please contact Vickie at 904-379-2558 or  WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.



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