CAPPE CHILI FEST 2009
Tortilla masters Richard Furgerson and Mike Cook
Marian Fitzgerald checks the bake sale inventory
Dave Reeves defending his 2008 Best Beef winner
Elaine Kant offers Kant-Be-Beat Chili
Rene Zimmer of AJ's cafe.jpg
Shanda Keller made white and red bean chicken chili
Judge Wilda Cornett hears the opinions of Kathy and Leah Skinner
Brad Ansley returned to defend his 2008 Best Vegetarian Chilihowee.jpg
Elizabeth Keller and Ryan Murray serving-up Susan Keller's Kelmont Best Chili
Gail Harris brought mixed bean and tofu chili
Cathy Golden and her son served up Baa Baa Buffalo chili
Judges Wilda Cornett and Sharon Davis conferring
Long time friends Rod Jackson and ChiliFest judge Bobbie Aplin talking about the different chilies
Southland Books and Detour Coffee winner! LMisosky and CFrye accept the ribbon
Kim Cook and Suzanne Brown tie as winners in the Best Other Meats category
Dotty Sherman wins the best beef chili!
2009 Chili Fest Winners
New winners at 2009 ChiliFest!Many in the crowd at this year’s Chili Fest commented that this year’s entries were the best ever.
In addition to fourteen mouth-watering chilies, people enjoyed tortillas and quesadillas and a remarkable array of delicious home-baked treats. The Stovall Family Life Center at the First Church of the Nazarene was the perfect setting.
Judges Wilda Cornett, Sharon Davis and Bobbie Aplin selected the winners in three categories and the public voted for the People’s Choice.
- Dotty Sherman of 2 Granny’s Restaurant in Rockford, entering for the first time, won Best Beef with her Granny’s chili.
- The judges declared a tie in the Other Meats category: Kim Cook, who got the ribbon in 2008, won again with her Chicken Chorizo and Suzanne Brown won with her Chicken Blanco.
- 2007 winners Lisa Misosky and Catherine Frye won Best Vegetarian with their Southland Books "Detour Coffee chili"
- First-time contestant Dennis Busser won People’s Choice with his Oh Deer! Venison chili.