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Chili Wars Champions Announced

Businesses, residents and organizations brought their best chili recipes Thursday to Lakeland Banquet Centre to compete in Chili Wars V.

Dozens of professional and amateur chili chefs brought gallons of their best creations Friday to the Lakeland Banquet Centre in St. Clair Shores for Chili Wars V.

The event is a fundraiser for Cops for Kids, the St. Clair Shores-based charity which provides toys and other items to needed families in St. Clair Shores at Christmas.

Event co-organizer Joe Evangelista released the winners in the annual event:

  • Best Individual/Overall - Cherie Mascarello
  • Best Red - Daren Heckman (1st time entrant)
  • Best White - Jody Medvedik/Jesse Ortleib
  • Best Non-Traditional - Cherie Mascarello
  • Best Restaurant - Shores Inn
  • Mayor's Choice - Tom Buckley (1st time entrant)
  • Most Unusual Chili Name - St. Clair Shores Players
  • Most Entertaining Team - Shores Inn
  • Most Creative Serving Area - Renee Colasanti
  • Best Dressed Team - Bacon Chicks (Cherie Mascarello)\
  • Director's Choice - Monster Chuck Lyon
  • People's Choice - Colleen's Irish Pub
Chuck Hall November 10, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Wow Cherie, You girls knocked down some awards this year. Good work and I loved your kill & grille story...Delicous chili. And to the South Lake cullinary students...your white chili was a treat!

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