Chefs cooked up their best chili concoctions to fight cancer on Saturday at the 2016 Brunswick Relay for Life Chili Cook-Off.
Sixteen chefs took part in cook-off, which took palace Brunswick Recreation Center.
More than 150 community members, including 36 cancer survivors, participated. More than $1,200 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Judge’s Choice Champion: Debbie Bugos, Brunswick Eagle’s “Flyin’ High Chili”
Judge’s Choice Runner-up: Trisha Valley, Cleveland Clinic Healthonators’ “Double Flip Chili”
People’s Choice Champion: Phil Darlington, Carpe Diem “Philly’s Out of this World Chili”
People’s Choice Runner-up: Debbie Bugos, Brunswick Eagle “Flyin’ High Chili”
The “fun” awards:
Best Aroma: Margaret Tsai, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Blue Devil Blitz”
Best Meaty Chili: Dave Wadsworth, Medina County Clerk of Courts “Courthouse Chili”
Best Vegetarian Chili: Martha Catherwood & Colleen Swedyk, Hinckley Township, “Winter Warm-up Vegetable Chili”
Fire Alarm: Vince Carl, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Stealth Chili”
Kid’s Favorite: Tom Huff, Step-by-step “The Force Awakens”
Most Unique Ingredient: Teresa Duncan, Team B-Fab “Steak Your Claim Chili”
Most Traditional: Luke R. & Matthew S., Boy Scout Troop 513 “Jawas Chili”
Sweetest Chili: Kenny Ross, St. Ambrose Stars-4-Life “Not So Silly Chili”
Best Aftertaste: Diane Plotz, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Pork Chili Verde”
Best Complementing Condiment: Phil Darlington, Carpe Diem “Philly’s Out of this World Chili”
Best 1st Time Cook: Jessica Eddy, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Seconds Please Chili”
Chili Dedication Award (long-time participation): Vince Carl, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Stealth Chili”
Best Chili Name: Paul Schultz, Team Resonation “Bean Me Up Scotty”
Best Presentation (station decoration): Team J-Dog, Giant Eagle “Heart & Soul Chili”
Best Smack Talk: Carl Deforest, City of Brunswick Team We’re M.A.D. “Glad to be M.A.D. Chili”