Dr. Chris Domes, President of Silver Lake College, was presented with a traveling trophy for winning the college’s Chili Cookoff.
Those attending were asked to try different types of chili and fixings in blind tastings and to vote for their favorite. Domes’ entry was made from his wife Mary’s recipe for Barbecue Chicken Chili.
Other contestants included Fr. Dave Beaudry of Silver Lake College and Samir Herdic, Steve Kaun and Chris Foresta, all of Sodexo food services.
Proceeds from the event benefit SLC's Alternative Spring Break Student Mission Trip to Memphis, Tenn., in March.
Presenting the trophy were Tommy Nelson, Director of Campus Ministry for Silver Lake College, and SLC students Mary Bettag and Jonathan Billingslea. All three will be among those going on the mission trip.
The trophy — a tomato-themed bowl, matching plate and decorated wooden stand — was made by Sister Mardelle Meinholz, Mission Director, with the help of Erin LaBonte, Assistant Professor of Art.