Chestnut will be a guest at the World Chili Eating Challenge, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Orlando Festival Park at 2911 E. Robinson Street. The top five competitors will win cash prizes, including $1,750 to the winner. The winner of a People's Choice award will earn $1,500. The Orlando Chili Cook Off is from noon-6 p.m.
Chestnut is a six-time winner of the Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest in New York. His first win came in 2007, when he downed 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. In 2006, Chestnut ate 47 grilled-cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes, and in 2011, he consumed 9 pounds, 5 ounces of deep-fried asparagus spears in 10 minutes.