Central Pa Foundation to Host “Alex’s Chili Cook-Off for A Cause” On September 24, 2023

Alex W. Smith Foundation to Honor Son’s Love Of Food By Supporting Students With Educational Scholarships. Tickets Are Available Now!

The Alex Smith family and their Foundation are hosting Alex’s Chili Cook-Off For A Cause on Sunday, September 24 at a NEW LOCATION Greystone Brew House, Dillsburg, PA to carry on their son’s legacy and to bring people together with food and fun. Alex Smith worked as a chef apprentice at Greystone Public House and was a graduate of HACC’s Culinary Program prior to his tragic passing in 2018.

Terri Smith, Alex’s Mom and Foundation President said, “We love hosting Alex’s Chili Cook-off every year and look forward to seeing Alex’s friends, family, former culinary students and the public gather to honor our beautiful son, who left us way too soon and had such a big heart. It’s beautiful to see Central Pennsylvania come out to help us celebrate Alex’s love of food, laughter and enjoyment for having fun. Our son was an energetic, fun-loving and ambitious 22-year-old and an incredible chef who loved sports and serving in the Children’s Ministry. Alex had dreams of opening his own restaurant to share his love of good eats with everyone, so we created the annual chili cook-off to celebrate our amazing son Alex. Keeping Alex’s memory alive is what keeps us inspired. We are grateful that his legacy of bringing people together is helping the futures of area students.”


Who: Alex W. Smith Foundation
What: Alex’s Chili Cook-off For A Cause 2023
Where: Greystone Brew House, 303 Golf Club Avenue, Dillsburg, PA (NEW LOCATION)
When: Sunday, September 24, 2023/ 1:00PM-4:00PM
Tickets: alexwsmithfoundation.org or email [email protected]

Adults $15 Early Bird through 8/31 & Then Adults $20 at the door, Children 6-12 years old $10 and family package is $45 (2 adults/2 children).

Giving Back: Event proceeds support Central PA high school students with scholarship awards in Alex’s memory. In order to make a difference, the Foundation relies on the support from generous individuals and businesses in our region.

Fun Chili Cook-Off and More: Bring your appetites, includes a sampling of chili from some of the best local restaurants in the area and amateur chefs, raffles, door prizes, live music, a cash bar and also pumpkin painting, games and hot dogs for the kids! Live Music by Timeless Review throughout event.

As of August 1, participants include:

Professional Chefs – Greystone Brew House, Greystone Public House, Hilton/Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar, Devon Seafood & Steak, Sysco Foods, The Chocolatier, The JDK Group

Amateur Chefs – Linda Johnston & Nancy Ryan, Dauphin County Technical School, Phil Neubaum, Jonathan Melendez, HACC Culinary Arts Program

And…Stay tuned for more updates!

If you are still interested in becoming a sponsor or to wish to purchase tickets for this event, please contact us at [email protected] or visit alexwsmithfoundation.org.

Sponsors To Date Include:

Renewal by Anderson of Central PA, Modjeski and Masters, Nancy Elhajj, Katrina Kaylor, Word of Grace Ministries, Rozema Printing LLC, Get It Now Print, Ross Productions, M&T Charitable Foundation, Howard Welker, Robert Mutzabaugh, Lucy Gnazzo & LM Gnazzo Promotion Strategies, Sons and Daughters of Italy, 717 Armory, Members 1st FCU, UPMC, Sysco Foods, Wizway.

About The Alex W. Smith Foundation:

Continuing our son’s legacy through our special event, “Alex’s Chili Cook-off For A Cause” to be held this year on Sunday, September 24, 2023, and hosted by Greystone Brew House, Dillsburg. Our non-profit, a 501(C)(3) was created to honor our beautiful son, Alex Smith who tragically passed away in 2018, leaving us way too soon. Our wonderful son was an energetic and ambitious 22-year-old who attended the HACC Culinary Program and was an incredible chef apprentice at Greystone Public House. He had dreams of opening his own restaurant to share his love of good eats with others. Proceeds from this event will provide financial assistance through scholarships to high school students in the Central Pennsylvania area to carry on Alex’s legacy.