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Chili Cookoff Winners Crowned in Downtown Plymouth

Freshly made chili was a hot item Sunday in downtown Plymouth as thousands visited Kellogg Park for the Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff.

Cooks from around the country descended upon downtown Plymouth with hopes of taking home a plaque for their prized recipes.

The event also featured live music from Steve King and the Dittilies, children’s games and an abundance of flashy motorcycles.

Winners, as selected both by attendees and judges, included:

•Best Booth: Leo Buk, Nuclear Chili
•People’s Choice: Ron Smith, Motor City Harley Davidson
•Best Salsa: Bill “Gumby” Donovan
•Chili Verde: Richard Chauvin
•Red Chili: Diane Lentz
Richard Chauvin of Windsor, Ontario, winner of chili verde, said the Plymouth event likely was the most work he’s done for a chili cookoff, because of “the support the town gives.”

Chauvin said chili verde, or green chili, has a fresher taste than red chili.

“A mediocre green chili is better than a great red,” he said.

He said his recipe is “a little on the hot side,” and that he uses all fresh ingredients.

Chauvin, a retired accountant, said he cooks chili “just for fun,” but hasn’t ruled out going into the food business.

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THIS Sunday, October 9th is the 16th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff!

Join us at Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles in Livonia for our Charity Ride to benefit the Penrickton Center for Blind Children! We will leave Livonia at 10am Sharp to head to the Chili Cook-off. Once we arrive in Downtown Plymouth we will have FREE VIP Parking for the Chili Cook-off event!
Visit our Upcoming Events Page for complete Charity Ride Details and to Print a flyer!

Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off Event:
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Plymouth, MI

Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization that holds chili cook-offs to benefit charities or other nonprofit organizations. Winners of the Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc cook-offs qualify to compete at the International Chili Society (ICS) World’s Championship Chili Cook-off. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization in the world!

Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc is very proud that in the past 14 years we have raised $185,000 for charities and nonprofit organizations here in Southeast Michigan.

Charities who have received at least $5,000 include: Make a Wish Foundation, The Rainbow Connection, Plymouth Salvation Army, Bridgepoint, Michigan Youth Soccer Association and Habitat for Humanity.

Click here to visit the Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook Off web site:

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