The Third Annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Chili Cookoff turned out to be a hit for chili lovers and the community alike.

The Cookoff, held this past Sunday, attracted friends and neighbors, local businesses, and institutions for a day of fun, competition and camaraderie. The cookoff was made possible by a multitude of sponsors whose generosity enabled the community to get together and celebrate not only the community and its members, but allowed them to taste and sample some good food and beer, too.

The 2013 Cookoff sponsors include: Elfant Wissahickon Realtors; East River Bank; Pepper Hamilton, LLP; Chestnut Hill Hospital; Sila Heating & Air Conditioning; National Penn Bank; Carol Schwartz Gallery; Human Touch Home Care; Bray Family Foundation; State Farm Insurance; Yards Brewing Company; Brossman Center; PPR Note Academy; Kamelot Auctions; GTI Travel; Russell Roofing; Ross & McCrea; Herb Henze Family; Esther Kurtz Family and Edward Jones Investments.

See below for photos of the Cookoff and some of its winners. For more information on the Rotary Club and/or the Cookoff, visit chestnuthillrotary.org

 

Peoples’ Choice first prize winner of the Third Annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Chili Cookoff is Good Phellas Food Truck. Accepting the award from Rotarians past president, Christian Mongrain and current president, Bonni Simon are chefs Steve Kent and John Wiegand.

First Prize winner in two categories at the Third Annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Chili Cookoff went to Javelin Caterers. With Javelin owner, Joe DiRoma are left to right one of Ladder 21’s firefighter judges, John Spencer; Deputy Commissioner for Technical Services, Chief Derrick Sawyer; Joe DiRoma; Ladder 21’s Mike Capizzi; and Rotarian Christian Mongrain. (Photograph by Carol Bates Photography/Chestnut Hill Rotary)

 

Most exotic chili award at the Third Annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Chili Cookoff went to McMenamin Tavern’s Peter Kaiser who is with, from left to right, Ladder 21’s Devin Keber; John Spencer (rear); Justin Richway; Kaiser; Deputy Commissioner for Technical Services, Chief Derrick Sawyer; Rotarian Christian Mongrain; and Ladder 21’s Mike Capizzi. (Photograph by Carol Bates Photography/Chestnut Hill Rotary)