Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival 20th-22nd September, Brighton

FFUK Brighton 19th-21st September 2014!

Sorry everyone, I have some sad news.

FFUK isn't happening this year.  I know, I know, I can sense your disappointment at missing the best chilli festival in the UK but it's time for a break.  However, who knows, we may be back bigger and badder in 2015.

So watch this space and in the meantime ....

don't forget ..."if you play with me, you play with fire" at Chilli Pepper Pete's Chilli Shop in Brighton and online at

Download and print the FFUK 2013 programme now!

Download and print
FFUK 2013 Programme
Download and print
FFUK 2013 Programme

Please note we can no longer send out tickets but you can buy them at the gate!

See you this weekend for the best chilli festival in the UK!


Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival 2013

Victoria Gardens, Brighton

20th-22nd September 2013

Due to overwhelming popular demand FFUK Chilli Festival is on again - and it's bigger, better, badder than ever before!





Or buy on the gate!

The show where pain is pleasure and pleasure pain

To catch a taste of our festival have a look at this:

So what's on for this year ...

Competitions ....

Amateur Sauce Contest for those of you who make the best chilli sauce in the world, now is your chance to enter and let the professionals judge your product.  Date: Sunday 22nd September.

For more information just click here

Human vs Fire contest - try our fiery feast where the points are in scovilles, and points mean ... pain and fame, well pain mostly.  Date: Friday 20th September

For more information just click here

FFUK Infamous Chilli-eating Contests - the contest which just keeps getting hotter!  Will Reuben win again or will Daniel take it to the furthest reaches of the chillisphere?  Will Andy the Hat come out of chilli-eating retirement to win for the 4th year running?  Or will YOU be the illustrious winner this year?  Date:  Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd Sept

Please note lists are now closed for both days of the chilli-eating contests - but please come and cheer on the contestants!

For more information and to enter just click here 

National Chilli Awards 2013 - this festival would not be possible without all the wonderful chilli companies around the country who bring their chilli products into the world for the enjoyment of people like you so the National Chilli Awards celebrates the UK chilli industry.  Come and support your favourite chilli company!  Date: Saturday 21st September

For more information please click here

We also are hosting BBQ competitions brought to us by International BBQ Network and the UK chilli cook-off  so come and show off your culinary skills.  If you don't want to do it yourself, our FFUK chefs are on hand to show you how.  First to confirma and back for a 3rd year is Dany Lamote from Baja California, Mexico bringing you the best in Mexican fusion cooking. 

For further details please click here for UK Chile Cook-Off and International BBQ Network

     UK Chile Cook-Off Final!

On Saturday September 21st 2013, up to 15 teams will compete from 11am - 3pm to become the Brighton Chilli Cook-off Champion and qualify for the UK Final the next day!! Yes! The UK grand final will take place on the Sunday 22nd September, so make sure you're available for both days just in case you win!!! Teams will have 4 hours to cook a gallon of chilli from scratch.  Each team's Chilli will be judged by our panel of Chilli experts. Entry fee is £10 per team (teams can be made up of any number of people). First prize is £250!!

To enter, please head over to and send in your details. 

All money raised from the Brighton Chilli Cook-off will be donated to Martlets Hospice in Hove.

The winner of the UK Grand Final will win a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada including flights and accommodation to represent the UK and compete in the Chilli section of the World Food Championships!! The prize purse for the Chilli competition is a whopping $25000!

So enter your team today!!

International BBQ Network

IBQN are running 2 days of Ready Steady Q®, a fast-paced and fun grilling competition where contestants get 45 minutes to create a dish from mystery ingredients on a gas BBQ. Each contestant is provided with a main ingredient, and may then choose another 5 ingredients from our market place. Speed and creativity are the skills you’ll need to turn in a winning meal. All you need to bring is yourself, thanks to our sponsors everything is provided from aprons to chopping boards!

Lists closed for Chilli-Eating Contests

Sorry - I know many of you will be disappointed but please come and give your support to the crazy chilliheads who are prepared to hurt themselves for your pleasure!  

Just click on the pictures of pain to download your entry form or just sign up on the day.  Please make sure you specify the date you wish to compete and send back both the entry form and the health questionnaire - you cannot enter with both forms returned.  Thank you!

Amateur Sauce Contest 2013

The Amateur Sauce Contest is back!  As part of the National Chilli Awards 2013, we are once again looking for chilliheads of a culinary disposition to make their favourite chilli concoction (sauce, pickle, jam - not con carne). The winner has the chance to make their product professionally in the Chillipepperpete kitchen and put it on the shelves of Chillipepperpete's Chilli Shop, the best chilli shop in the UK!  We already stock the sauces of the previous 4 winners - will yours be joining them?

To enter, simply download the form by clicking on the picture and return your details to - then just turn up on Sunday 21st September 2013 for the judging.  Good luck!

FFUK compere Matt Whistler getting creative with chillies

Chilli Festival Tee's Now Available

Limited Edition Fiery Foods Festival T-Shirts are still in stock - buy yours now!

Many thanks for the brilliant design Mickey Kreeps, you did a fantastic job!

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