Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Figi's, Inc. Chili Championship

Figi's, Inc. held another successful and creative fundraiser this fall. Two weeks of nearly 30 entries of different kinds of chili. From tradional chilies like Mom makes to the fantastic and tasty white chicken chili or margarita chili.

It all came together when the eight finalists cooked their best pot of chili and put together dazzling displays for judging.

Each team was judged on presentation, originiality and taste. It was a hard task for judges WSAW News Channel 7's Jeff Talen, WDLB/WOSQ Bob Meyer, UW-Marshfield/Wood County's and United Way Drive Co-Chair Andy Keogh and Mayor Chris Meyer.

While all presentations leap above and beyond the normal bowl, spoon and fixings--orginality and taste proved to help the judges make the final decision.

The ulimate Chili Champion was crowned and the trophy claimed by Monica Morzinski from Purchasing and her team: Cooks United to Make a Difference with the White Christmas Chicken Chili.

A big thank you to all the chefs and Figi's employees who tasted at each level of judging and the panel of celebrity judges for the Cook out Championship. It was another fun and exciting event--thank you for your hard work, creative spirits and generosity to help our community.