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It was a tough decision for the three official, and one slightly unofficial, judges who had to choose the best chili entry at the Iroquois Legion Branch 370 Great Chili Cook-off on Saturday, February 28.
When all 12 entries had been sampled (and greatly admired) the judges selected Gail McCallum first, Lyle Fickes second and Anita Gilmour, third. Vicki Tetley took home an honourable mention and the People’s choice awards.
“It’s never easy for the judges to choose,” said contest organizer Shelley Cumberland. “We had 12 great contenders for the title of Chili Champion, 2015, with bragging rights for the year.”
This was the ninth annual Chili Cook-off held at the Legion. After the official judging, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and the music of Keith Johnston, King of Karaoke.
Official judges for this year’s cook-off were Michael Tryon, chief cook on the Canadian icebreaker ‘Griffon’, South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services Chief, Chris McDonough, and South Dundas mayor, Evonne Delegarde.
The somewhat unofficial fourth judge was one ‘Juan Pedro de la Rodriques’, apparently from Tijuana, a noted chili eater, visiting in Iroquois to get away from all that hot weather down in Mexico. (In another life, Judge “Juan” is also known as Justin Mayhew).
“The chilis are all submitted anonymously, with none of the cooks on hand,” said Shelley Cumberland, “so there is not a hint of favouritism. The decisions are based on the judges’ personal tastes. We don’t have a set criteria.”
The funds raised at events such as the Great Chili Cook-off allow the Legion to continue its support of many community efforts.