Maplewood Chili Cookoff 2017
We were so thrilled to be a headlining sponsor for the First Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff. From our first meeting with founder Tom Mason, we knew the event was going to be a huge success. Tickets sold out faster than expected and the excitement leading up to the event was palpable!
In the words of Tom Mason “we had about 300 people come through the door to celebrate 37 amazing chilis – and at the end of it all we raised about $5,000 (!) for Rent Party’s work supporting our local food pantries and other efforts to fight hunger here in Maplewood/South Orange. That’s a lot of food for people who need it, and you all helped to make this happen.”
Congratulations to all of the winners! They were:
Meat: 1st Place Peter Ahlberg (Chili #1), 2nd Chetan Vijayergiya (#25), 3rd Mikel De Luis (#9), 4th, Mike Summersgill (#24), 5th Craig Breslin (#5)
Veggie: 1st Place Dean Dafis (Chili A), 2nd Karly DeFries (B), 3rd Benson Otti (F)
Finally, the 2018 Chili Cookoff is already in the works, so please like us on Facebook
to be the first to know about ticket sales and other event info. The Vanessa Pollock Team hopes to continue sponsoring this wonderful event for years to come!