Submitting a tasty and well-constructed chili, Will Seyffer won Integra’s first annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday evening, defeating four other chilis, and doubling the score of the second-place winner.
“It was a good time, regardless of the outcome,” said Seyffer, who took home a gold trophy and a Stonewall Kitchen gift basket sporting a blue “First Place” ribbon.
Anne Gale produced a strong chili that barely took second, edging out third place by a single point. The evening’s hosts, Tim Brooks, whose chili was immensely flavorful but contained too much heat for the judges, and Fiona Brooks, who ordered the bulk of her ingredients from Mexico, graciously shared third place.
Cooper Pickett submitted a Cincinnati chili that was good enough to receive one first place vote.
“Will’s chili was good,” said Tim Brooks. “He took no risks, played it safe, and produced a very decent traditional chili.”
The event was stage-managed by Hannah Brooks, who deftly devised the scoring procedures and ensured complete fairness for the event.
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