Third Annual City Chili Challenge

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Third Annual City Chili Challenge

Posted: 09/23/2010
The City of Knoxville employees had their annual Chili Challenge to benefit the City's Charitable Campaign.

Channel 10's Erin Donovan "Darin' Erin" was the official judge of the Grand Prize - The Coveted Chili Cauldron. For a charge of $5 per person, City employees sampled and voted for the People's Choice Award and Best Presentation. Approximately $1,000 was raised for the City's Charitable Campaign.

These 12 city departments offered their chilis:

Civil Service - "Hotter 'n' He#@ Chili"
Community Development - "Urban Hen Chili: 6 Hens to Every Pot"
Engineering - "The Buck Stops Here Chili"
Fire Dept - "Fire House Chili"
Fleet - "Wrecked Chili"
Info Systems - "Knock Out Chili"
KAT - "Hill Billy Chili"
KPD - "Tombstone Chili"
Law Dept. - "VOLhalla Viking Chili"
Parks and Recreation - "Super Hero Chili"
Public Assembly - "Chillin' with Chilly & Chili"
Public Service - "Trail Blazin' Chili"

These departments won awards:

People's Choice Chili - The Golden Ladle
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1st Place: Engineering - "The Buck Stops Here Chili"
2nd Place: KPD - "Tombstone Chili"

Best Presentation - The Shiny Red Colander
1st Place: Community Development - "Urban Hen Chili: 6 Hens to Every Pot"
2nd Place: Civil Service - "Hotter 'n' He#@ Chili"

Grand Prize - The Coveted Chili Cauldron
1st Place: Public Assembly - "Chillin' with Chilly & Chili" (although briefly pillaged by the Law Dept's VOLhalla Vikings!)
2nd Place: KPD - "Tombstone Chili"
Honorable Mention: Fire Dept. - "Fire House Chili"