Our annual Chili Cook-off on March 1 resulted in a larger crowd than ever. Our Invitation & Outreach Committee had done a great job preparing the affair. It was so hot that most people were happy about the extra amounts of ice cream served in the end.
All in all, we enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship and a great variety of chilies. It is amazing how this simple dish can become a conveyor belt into experiencing other cultures and backgrounds. Josh Bernhofer’s friend Thakshila Upasena from Sri Lanka, for example, had contributed a very interesting chili. In addition to its great taste, it was vegetarian, too.
You can see this year’s winners in the attached picture. From left to right, they were: David Scibetta (1st place), Rick Vingara (2nd place), Marlana Moore and Nicola Mammes (3rd place).