Cooper-Young gets cooking with chili contest
By Kristin Rodgers/MicroMemphis reporter
Peabody Elementary held its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off Feb. 9 in hopes of raising money for school and community improvements. Parents along with alumni and Cooper-Young residents were among the participants in the community-wide event. Various chili flavors were available for tasting.
Hungarian, deer, vegetarian, and blue cheese chili were among the many in the competition. For $5 supporters could taste four different chilies and receive one soda. They could also contribute money to whichever participant’s chili they liked best, with all of the proceeds going to the school.
Memphis Grizzlies announcer Rick Trotter was on hand as one of three judges. The Cook-Off raised $3,500 for the elementary, and $1,200 of that came from the silent auction that was held during the competition.
Jason Whitworth won Judges’ Choice for his creation, while Ms. Katz’s 1st grade class were the winners of the classroom competition. For a list of the remaining winners, check out The Lamplighter link below.
For more: Check out an interview with one of the contestants and photos from the cook-off. You can also head over to Cooper-Young’s website to read more about the judges.