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About Us


Chugwater Chili Corporation started in 1986, when five local farm and ranch families purchased the Wyoming State Championship Chili Recipe and turned it into a "for-profit" business to help the surrounding community and town of Chugwater.  Now thirty-eight years later, local, Karen Guidice, owns Chugwater Chili Corporation keeping the Chugwater Chili tradition going strong.  

Over the years, Chugwater Chili has grown from making a convenient award winning chili blend enjoyed in many households to creating a variety of other fun seasoning blends. These blends include a southwestern ranch dip mix, award winning green chili and hot chili seasoning, and smoky and spicy steak rub. We have also expanded outside of seasonings to a red pepper jelly, beef sticks, cocktail salt rimmer, and cookbook. 

From humble beginnings in a ranch bunkhouse, our corporation headquarters are now located at 210 1st Street, Chugwater, Wyoming.  

As our billboards along the highway suggest; we welcome visitors to stop in for a free taste of our products as well as to say "Hello".  



Chugwater Chili Corp. started the first ever Chugwater Chili Cook-Off in 1986. Now, the Chugwater Chili Cook-Off is hosted every year on the third Saturday of June, which is the day before Father’s Day.  Amateur and professional cooks from throughout our state and nation come to compete with their award winning recipes.  The day is packed with fun and entertainment for your whole family to enjoy.  Funds raised from this event go toward helping our local Chugwater community. 

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Keep the Chugwater Chili Tradition Going Strong by Sharing "The Gourmet Spice of Western Life" with your friends and family.