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
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.