Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

Posted: 10/31/2013
The City of Knoxville employees had their annual Chili Challenge to benefit the City's Charitable Campaign.

Channel 10's Ken Schwall, Visit Knoxville’s Communication Director, Erin Donovan and our very own Vice Mayor, Nick Pavlis were the official judges of the Grand Prize - The Coveted Chili Cauldron. The Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling was on hand to announce the winners!

For a charge of $5 per person, City employees sampled and voted for the People's Choice Award and Best Presentation. Over $1,100 was raised for the City's Charitable Campaign.

These 11 City Departments offered their chilis:

Monster Mash Chili
Civil Service
Macho Man Chili
Community Development
Greased Lightning Chili

Employee Benefits
Zap! Wham! Ka-Pow! Chili
Public Service
Hell's Kitchen Chili
Knoxville Fire Department
Firehouse Chili
Knoxville Police Department
Disco Dave's Chili
Emerald Chili
Parks and Recreation
Bases Loaded Chili
Public Assembly
Tennessee Tailgate Chili
Madame Inja (Neering)'s Mystical Concoction 

Judges Grand Prize - Best Chili & Booth / The Coveted Chili Cauldron

1st place - Community Development
2nd place - Law Department

People's Choice - Best Chili / The Golden Ladle
1st place - KPD
2nd place - Community Development

People's Choice - Best Presentation / The Shiny Red Colander
1st place - Engineering
2nd place - Community Development