Olé! Burnin’ Down the House for OSC

NHDES hosted its second Annual Chili Bowl fundraiser for OSC last month.  And this year, the competition was even stiffer than last.  In addition to the fantastic chefs at NHDES there were entries from the NH DOT, DoIT, and the Governor’s Office of Energy and Planning.

There were chili entries in a variety of categories set up in a sea of crock pots around the atrium of 29 Hazen. For a minimum donation of $5.00, visitors paid to be official judges.  And what a delight it was to be a judge!

The winners of the 2nd Annual Chili Bowl are:

Meaghan Keach of the Dept. of Transportation won the Beef Category with her Maple Bourbon Chili!

Doug Kemp of the NHDES Waste Management Division won the Vegetarian Category!

Valerie David, the reigning Champion maintained her title in the Poultry Category!

“It was wonderful to have more agencies participate in the 2nd Annual Chili Bowl this year!  We raised nearly $800 to sponsor New Hampshire’s children-at-risk for Operation Santa Claus this holiday season,” said Anne Keach one of the main organizers of the event.  “The Chili Bowl is the new Bake Sale.  I hope this event continues as a tradition long after I retire.  It’s a great way for coworkers to come together for a really great cause.”

Special thanks to all of the contestants:

Val David, NHDES

Brian Desfosses, NHDES

Anne Keach, NHDES

Laura Weit-Marcum, NHDES

Craig Nowell, NHDES

Melanie Doiron, NHDES

Michele Zydel, Governor’s office of Energy and Planning

Doug Kemp, NHDES

Wendy Waskin,NHDES

Michele Regan, NHDES

Meaghan Keach, DOT

Chris Dunbar, DoIT

Susan Francesco, NHDES

Paulson’s Café& Catering

And the many helpers who baked corn breads and helped serve.

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