Chef Chris Fersch (center) led the Billy Bob's Texas team that nabbed the top prizes.

More than a dozen of the area’s best chili chefs arrived with pots, spoons, and hearts filled with spicy dreams.

Only one walked out a grand champion.

Congratulations to Billy Bob’s Texas for winning the top prizes — critic’s choice and popular vote — at the 5th Annual Cowtown Chili Cook-Off on Saturday at The Moon.


360 Catering & Events took home the wild card prize.

Thanks to all the chefs for participating:

BBQ on the Brazos

Bird Cafe

Birdie Bop

Central Market

Cowtown Brewing


Panther City BBQ


Wild Acre Brewing

Wishbone & Flynt

The 360 Catering team won the wild card competition.

Additional thanks to the five wild-card participants:

360 Catering

Blended Family Foods

Fort Worth Fire Department Station 6

Rack Attack BBQ

Zonk Burger

Thanks to all the chefs!