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2011 Chili Cookoff Contest

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Chili Cookoff - Results & Recipes

As part of the 2011 Fitness Challenge, we held our first ever Chili Cookoff contest.  The cookoff was held on Thursday, August 4th in Carriage House.  It was a great success!

We would like to thank all of the cooks who prepared and shared their special chili recipes with us.  It was pleasantly suprising how different each and every one of them was.  They were all great but we had to pick the Top 3.  Here are the results:

1st Place Winner ($100 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma, plus recipe to be featured at the Health & Benefits Wellness Fair on October 24th):
Julie Renz from team Bigelow Bowlers - Turkey and Bean Chili
2nd Place Winner ($75 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma):
Taylor Crockford from team Chill Out - Carribbean Vegetarian Chili 
3rd Place Winner ($50 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma):
Beth Ryan from team Sea Legs - Smoky Vegetarian Chili
Remaining contestants (in no specific order):
Katherine Joyce from team Weapons of Mass Reduction - Turkey Thigh and Hominy Chili
Kim Grodzki from team Loose Cannons - Vegetarian Firehouse Chili
Julie Allen from team Bahama Mamas - Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Bob Katcher from team IPV5 - Healthy Chili
Barbara Costello from team Loose Cannons - Cincinnati Style Chili
Ken Kostel from team Diverse-A-5 - Vegetarian Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Also, a big Thank You to all of the judges who put their palates to the test!  It wasn't an easy task.

If you are interested in recreating any of these chili recipes, they have been posted at the top of this page under the Related Files section.

Last updated: March 20, 2013

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