Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off
Chili Cook-Off

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6th Annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Our Annual Chili Cook-Off! Where both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili!

Competition Results:

People's Choice Winners

Best Professional: Bad S. BBQ, Ryan Pang (Sunnyvale)

Best Amateur: Chili Chingon, Renee Carruth (Modesto)


Most Tasted

Professional: Bad S BBQ, Ryan Pang (Sunnyvale)

Amateur: Wine With Swine, Mark Brown (San Jose)


Judges Choice


Best Professional (Con Carne)

1st - Midgley's Public House, Michael Midgley (Stockton)

2nd - Pleasure Pizza Eastside Eatery, Jorge Olmos (Santa Cruz)

3rd - Woodbine Wolverines, Craig Stinnett (San Jose)

Best Amateur (Con Carne)

1st - 50 Shades of Hot Chili, Maria Harper (San Jose)

2nd - Bone Rubbin' BBQ, Matt Bergen (Lodi)

3rd - Simbulan Outrageous Smokin' Hot Mess, Travis Simbulan (Boulder Creek)


Best Professional Vegetarian

1st - Aquarius Restaurant, Craig Mattox (Santa Cruz)

Best Amateur Vegetarian

1st - Everybody Wants Some, Brad Bishop (Santa Cruz)

2nd - Dragon Mama's Melodious Meatless Chili, Michele Hartmangruber (Fremont)

3rd - Wine with Swine, Mark Brown (San Jose)


Most Original Team

1st - Dirato's Grotto, Mark Dirato (Concord)

2nd - The Filet'd Minions, Clinton Moles (Stockton)

3rd - Wine with Swine, Mark Brown (San Jose)


Cash Drawing

Grillin' Gils BBQ, Gilbert Castillo (San Jose)

Thank you to our Chili Cook-Off Sponsors

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