There are some good tasting “can” chili. … Most consumers wouldn’t know the difference between “good” quality canned chili and fresh made chili. You can always doctor the flavor to your liking. …. So it would be matter of connivance for you. ….. Also, your HD may require you to ONLY use canned chili on the cart. …. No refrigeration is required until the can is opened and throw away the left over at the end of the day.
If you make your own chili, it would have to be made in an HD approved kitchen and in a large quantity. Then frozen into smaller pint or quart sizes for use as needed on the cart.