PHOTO: On Hilton Head, Kiwanis Club Chili Cookoff raises money for youth programs

info@islandpacket.comOctober 13, 2012 

Anne Hoffmann and Megan Cox of the Salty Dog Cafe keep the surf and turf chili coming during the 28th Annual Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Chili Cookoff on Saturday at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. "We had a lot of people come back for seconds," said Cox of the chili that featured a mix of shrimp and prime rib. The event focused on local chili cooks divided into professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. In addition, the popular local band, The PortaJohns, provided entertainment and there was a kids zone with free children's games and activities including a water slide. Proceeds from the event benefit The Children's Center, The Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Week of Champions and several other youth programs.

JAY KARR, STAFF PHOTO

10/13/12 Jay Karr

  • The 28th Annual Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Chili Cookoff drew aa crowd Saturday to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The event focused on local chili cooks divided into professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. Local band The PortaJohns provided entertainment and there was a kids zone with free games and activities including a water slide. Proceeds from the event benefited The Children's Center, The Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Week of Champions and several other youth programs.
  • Saturday's cookoff winners were:

    Blind Judging, Professional category:

    1. The Smokehouse

    2. Giuseppi's

    3. Bomboras Grille

    Amateur:

    1. Schmiddys

    2. Natural Gas

    3. Burke's Pharmacy

    Popular vote:

    Professional

    1. The Smokehouse

    2. Marley's Island Grille

    3. Jump and Phil's

    Amateur

    1. Central Church

    2. Sea Island Chapel

    3. Burke's Pharmacy

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