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Parkside Annual Chili Cook-off

The 2014 Parkside 4th Annual Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Jewett Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. A number of returning cooks will compete against new comers in a battle for the ages.  Last year, Eric Harvey won "Most Creative" with his Guinness Chocolate Chili. Who will the attendees vote as "Most Creative" in 2014?  Kate Bukowski took the 2013 "People's Choice" prize with her Chicken and White Bean Chili. Who will the attendees vote as "People's Choice" in 2014?

The Grand Champion in 2013 with Parkside's Best Chili Trophy, was none other than Magan Russ, with her 50 Shades of Chili recipe.  Who will be the Grand Champion in 2014? Who would like to proudly display the trophy with your name engraved on it, alongside our prior champions, Len Mattie - 2011, Kate Bukowski - 2012, and Magan Russ - 2013?                                                        


Be be sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 Parkside Chili Cookoff on Saturday, February 8th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.


Cooks start setting up at 6:00, doors open to the public at 6:30.  The event is expected to run until 8:00pm. 


2014 Chili Cook-off Registration Form


The Annual Parkside Chili Cook-off has been held each February since 2011 at Jewett Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The cook-off is competitive and the Best Overall trophy is awarded by judges from Buffalo Firefighters at Engine 34/Ladder 7. Additional prizes are awarded to Crowd Favorite and Most Creative.



On Saturday February 4th 2012, approximately 80 people enjoyed chili from 13 entries. Awards were given to Jim Favasula for "Most Creative" and Joe Pendolino as for  "People's Choice", our grand champion, as determined by the firefighters of Engine 34/Ladder 7, was Kate Bukowski. Kate's name has ben engraved into our Chili Trophy, which we expect to be prominently displayed on her mantle for the next 12 months. 

About 50 people attended the 2011 Chili Cook-off and sampled 13 chili dishes. The best overall chili award went to Len Mattie for his "3 Day Chili". The Most Creative chili award went to Pat Lalonde. The People's Choice award was a tie and the prize was shared between Ron Wagner and Eric Harvey.


Photos from 2011

Photos from 2012