Coming Up Big, Topped with a
The once Chagrin Valley Chili-Cook Off, this year turned into the
Chili-Brew Off exceeded expectations in many in a variety of different aspects. All fundraising goals related to providing
costs for the Chagrin Falls Safety Town and the Shop-With-A-Cop program were
accomplished. On top of this, the event
this year saw record breaking numbers in attendants as well as proceeds.
The event this year was held at the Family Life Center located off of
RT. 306 and hosted 27 various Chili’s concocted from Valley Restaurants,
Service Departments and Amateur Chili Connoisseurs. This year’s occasion also
provided a category entirely new to the event which was that of a Craft Beer
Sampling and Competition; leading to the name change “Chili-Brew Off”. Ten Craft Brew masters from various areas in
Ohio and one from Boston joined in participation.
Even though almost everything tasted excellent, winners had to be
selected for the 3 different divisions of chili as well as the people-choice
for chili as well as the people’s choice for the best brew.
After careful consideration, the panel of judges with expertise in chili and the culinary arts declared the following three winners in their respected divisions:
The Amateur Chili Division Winner: Dave Joyce
Service Group Division Winner: The Chagrin Falls Police Department
Restaurant Division Winner: Cowboy
The vote of the people went to the following.
The People Choice Award Winner: The Chagrin Rotary Club
And the people choice vote for the best Brew on the Craft spectrum of
the event went to the following:
Craft Beer Award Winner: Ohio Brewing- "Jingle Bell Ale"
The Chagrin Valley Jaycee’s would like to give a special thanks for the
Chagrin Falls Panini’s for providing goods for the event. The Paninis in Chagrin actively participates
in a number of activities in town that makes the Chagrin area what it is and
their efforts are truly appreciated.
For me details on this year’s event click here.
Restaurants that Participated in this year’s event.
Service Groups that Participated in this year’s event.
Amateur Chili’s that participated in this year’s event.
Auction Items at the event
Posted on Thu, February 4, 2016
by Mike Tomaro