A JBJ Soul Kitchen Event

6th annual chili

Our most popular fundraising event is back at JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River


Please join us for our
6th Annual JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River Chili Cook-Off
as we celebrate and thank local first responders for their dedicated service to our community.  

Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, this year’s event will be different from past years.  We will feature first responder chili entries on our menu every week, Tuesday – Saturday, for one month starting October 20th–one contestant per week.

How it works: 

Dine at JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River or order online at www.jbjsoulkitchen.org for curbside pickup at
1769 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ.

Purchase a delicious three-course meal for a $20 donation—includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

Select the featured chili as your appetizer–you must purchase a full entrée.

Contestants will earn one point for every chili ordered during their scheduled week.

The contestant with the most points will be named this year’s
JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off Champion!

We will announce the winner on or around November 21.

Contestant Schedule:

October 20-24: New Jersey State Police (Last year’s winner!)
October 27-31: Tinton Falls EMS
November 3-7: Toms River FD
November 10-14: Island Heights First Aid


As always, your donation helps feed individuals and families in need in our community.

Thank you for supporting our mission.


JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River
1769 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

 Past Chili Cook-Off highlights

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Chili Cook-Off in the past! We are looking forward to another successful year and can’t wait to taste all the chili!