Calling all home chefs: you could win $20,000 and free tickets to the SEC Championship game by mixing the right batch of chili.
Bush’s Beans, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is hiring its “first-ever” chili commissioner. The job comes with a one-time “salary” of $20,000, and his responsibilities are simple: co-hosting a tailgate during the SEC Championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 3 with actor Brian Baumgartner, known for having played Kevin Malone on NBC’s “The Office.” .”
The contest winner will also receive two tickets and a two-night trip to the game, collaborate on one of the official brand recipes, and receive a one-year supply – 36 cans – of Bush’s Chili Beans. They will also compete in the Tailgate Chili Cooking Contest, judged by a panel of recent World Chili Cooking Championship champions.
To apply, you’ll need to write about your favorite chili recipe and detail how you’d pump energy to a tailgate crowd. You will also need to submit a short video, no longer than 15 seconds, explaining why you should get the job.
“While it’s important for our Chili Commissioner to have an outgoing personality to help pump up the crowd, we’re looking for a fan who takes pride in their personal chili recipe and enjoys bringing people together over a bowl of this tailgate staple,” Ben Carpenter, the Bush brand manager, told CNBC Make It.
Entries will be judged in three categories, depending on the company:
- Originality and creativity
- A compelling video pitch
- Optimism, enthusiasm and character shown in the video
You might want to double down on that third factor, specifically: it’s the judges’ tiebreaker category, note the contest rules.
Last year, the SEC championship game reported 78,030 attendees and 15.3 million viewers at home watched the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Georgia Bulldogs. The Bulldogs avenged that loss the following month in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, defeating the Crimson Tide in a rematch.
Both teams are again the top contenders for this year’s SEC Championship Game, alongside the Tennessee Volunteers, Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers. Fans of those teams might find the Commissioner’s concert in Chile particularly appealing, given the free tickets up for grabs.
Nominations close Nov. 8 and the winner will be notified Nov. 14, according to Bush’s Beans.
Disclosure: NBC and CNBC are divisions of NBCUniversal.
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