Chili Cook-Off in Springfield to benefit Melha Shriners
Chili Cook-Off in Springfield on Sunday to benefit the Melha Shriners. (Left) First-time competitor Melissa Ostrander of Westfield showing off her chili.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
The Melha Shriners Sportsman's Club held its fourth annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday.
“The variety of different flavors that we call chili, is amazing,” Bob Wool, Co-Chairman of Shriners Chili Cook-Off committee said. “Each chili is different from the next and they're all really good this year.”
The cook-off had 20 chefs from around Massachusetts competing. The Shriners hoped to see nearly 300 people attend the event.
“I love making chili, this is my first time competing and I'm really excited,” Melissa Ostrander from Westfield said. “I have a smokey-chipotle that I use that really brings out the flavor.”
Ostrander was one of many competitors who had multiple ‘beans' in a cup outside of her chili station. The amount of beans in the counter-cups in front of each chili helped to judge the winner.
All of the proceeds from the Cook-Off went to support the Melha Shriners who work year-round supporting the community.
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