The Chili Cook-Off provides Whitefish Township residents an opportunity to showcase the talents of many area cooks and ample opportunity for residents to ward off cabin fever.
At noon, chili tasters were encouraged to sample each of the entries which included two "White
|Scoville Scale Presented by Local Herbologist|
True to form the Chili Cook-Off conventionally offers attendees information. In its first year, basic chili concepts including chili pepper specifics was presented by local herbologist, Dianne Clark. This year Dianne advanced the chili concepts to include scoville units, the scoville scale specifying chili pepper heat measurements, and a Spanish Label Reading Contest. The Spanish Label Reading Contest winner was Brendan Mather, Brimley, Michigan.
Many tasters found it frustrating to limit their selection to only "ONE" best chili. Tasters commented frequently as to the quality of each entry. Conversation flowed as tasters attempted to identify ingredients!
|People's Choice Recipient, Lorrie Bicknell|
The Judge's Choice was a more traditional chili submitted by the Berry Patch in Paradise. Even though the crew was exhausted by a full day of service to tourists and residents they were delighted to be recognized for their entry. The photo on the left (left to right) is Grace Hildebrant, Shirley Clark, and Donna Knox.
|2017 Judge's Choice Recipient, Berry Patch|