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2014 Great American Chili Cook-Off Results

2014 Great American Chili Cook-Off Results

January 20, 2014 

Seville Quarter’s Great American Chili Cook-off Results

The 18th Annual Great American Chili Cook-off sponsored by Seville Quarter and the Pensacola-Seville Sertoma Club was held on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  16 Amateur and Professional teams competed for bragging rights for the “Best Chili in Pensacola”.  Each team chili was judged on taste, smell and consistency and trophies were awarded to the top three winners.  Over $5,000 from door proceeds was collected by the Pensacola-Seville Sertoma.  The primary focus of Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) is communications--helping people with speech and hearing disabilities.  Sertoma clubs also sponsor projects that promote freedom and democracy, youth causes, and many other local community needs identified by the clubs.  The Cook-off was coordinated by Gwinn Corley representing the Pensacola-Sertoma Club and Buck Mitchell from Seville Quarter.

Winners in the Judge’s Category were:

1st place – Le Krewe Du Brew – Chad Sloman – Captain

2nd place – Escambia Bay Home Brews Team #1 – Jim Martin - Captain  

3rd place – Salty Sea Dogs – Mike Bown – Captain

In the Showmanship Category (decoration, theme and spirit) the winners were:

1st place – Galley Krewe  - Halley Lovato – Captain

2nd place – Republic National Fireball Cooking Team - Gene Stieffel - Captain

3rd place – Le Krewe Du Brew – Chad Sloman – Captain

And in the coveted People’s Choice Competition:

1st place – Krewe of Seville Roarin’ Chili - Priscilla Brewer - Captain

2nd place – Le Krewe Du Brew – Chad Sloman – Captain

3rd place –– Escambia Bay Home Brewers - Jim Martin - Captain

Next event: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - Gumbo Ya Ya to benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.  For more information phone Buck Mitchell at 434-6211 or go to www.sevillequarter.com for more information.

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