27th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Chili chefs vie for bragging rights at the region’s largest chili cook-off

Head of the Lakes United Way hosted its Annual Chili Cook-Off at the DECC on Sept. 20. This event is meant to raise awareness about Head of the Lakes United Way along with its partner agencies.

Every year, over 1,500 chili lovers gather to try recipes from over 40 chilies and vote for their favorites. Professional judges are also present to choose the best recipes. This year’s award recipients include:

  • Whole Foods Co-op – Spicy Spirit Winner
  • Minnesota Power – People’s Choice Winner
  • Girl Scouts of Duluth – Best Vegetarian
  • Arc Northland & Girl Scouts of Duluth – Tied for 1st Place
  • Valley Youth Center – 3rd Place

For photos courtesy of Mark Fitzgibbons, “Fitzphoto”, click here