Chili CookOff

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Eight different chilis, one location. Help pick the winner! Chili tasting and socializing.

Since 2012, our chapter has hosted an annual chili cook-off.  It is a fun evening of networking, chapter awards, some chili smack talk, all washed down with a delicious ice-cold brew or delightful glass of wine. Teams provide their secret chili concoctions and some pretty entertaining themes and costumes.

There was some fierce competition at the 2017 Chili Cook-Off this year. We had five teams that really stepped-up the chili recipes and costume design. We had all new winners this year. The Emerging Professionals Team Masquerade stole the best team theme from the last year’s winner Team Window Tech Big Top. The Guardian Glass/Precision Images Team Firehawks stole the People Choice Award. I don’t know if it’s because the event organizer, Tim Cockburn, was on the team, but Propel Insurance True Grit got to take home the bragging rights and big trophy, taking it from last year’s winner Pac Mat Killa Ya Chili. A lot of fun was had by all. The beer at Portland Brewing was a perfect complement to the hot chili. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year! If you missed it, make sure to check out the photos!

For more information, please contact Programs Chairperson, Alicia LaManna.

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