Resident Hall Chili Cook Off

Gabe Dubois – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer

On Sunday, Nov. 16, the resident halls of MU gathered in the Student Center for a fundraising chili cook off.

Student representatives from each resident hall made a batch of their own signature chili for people to try. It only cost one dollar for someone to enter the chili eating room, and they could eat as much food as they pleased. All of the money made from the event was then donated to the Tiger Pantry. With this in mind, people could also bring in a canned good for their entry fee, and donations were encouraged.

During the event, three judges went around and tasted all of the chilies to determine whose batch was supreme. Two of the Judges were representatives from the resident halls, and the third judge was Campus Dining Executive Head Chef Eric Cartwrite.

Cartwrite emphasized that the winning chili should have a good balance of flavors. There shouldn’t just be a lot of beef, beans, or spies, but a blend of everything. He also said that he was looking for chili with a little bit of heat to add a kick the dish.

In the end, the residents from Virginia Avenue were crowned the 2014 chili cook off champions. Even though this is only the first year this competition was held, they hope to come back next year to once again compete, and eat a belly full of chili.

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