You don't have to be a grilling master to love the smell of charcoal briquettes in the morning. A grilling contest or chili cook-off is a seriously delish way to start the summer event season. There's something about a food fair and contest that brings out the gourmet glutton in all of us. If you've ever seen a tailgate party at a local sporting venue, you know how genial, generous and fun these types of activities can be. For a food event you need to plan carefully, and having some serious talent on hand wouldn't hurt, either. Get in touch with a couple of popular local eateries to see if the management might want to help in exchange for some grateful acknowledgment in the way of free advertising.