This year marked the 41st Annual Chili Cook Off!
A handful of local artists were at Studio 2880 for Spring Arts Bazaar including the works of sculptor Elmer Gunderson, live music supporting the Coldsnap festival, and local art clubs.
The grand attraction being the chili cook-off with proceeds from the event supporting the Community Art’s Council.
Each team head’s into the yearly event wanting to beat the multiple time champion, cleverly titled “Spice Cabinet” team with the likes of Mike Morris and Shirley Bond. Others teams included the Downtown Rotary Club, the Community Arts Council, and our very own Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, just to name a few.
To support the event, and sample the delicious chili’s the patrons had to purchase a bowl handcrafted by the Prince George Pottery Guild for $25. There was approximately 500 bowls sold by the Guild raising roughly $12,500 from the event!
Big props go out to our chef Julien Fournier who spent 10 hours overnight preparing the Pattison Group double dark baked bean chili. Some ingredients include tomato sauce, jalapenos, habaneros, cilantro, dark roast coffee, Belgian dark chocolate, baked beans, and much more aromatic, flavourful items! He even provided fix’ns on the side with green onion, sour cream and tortilla chips!
The event was so popular there was barely enough room to stand in the Studio 2880 lot and people were starting a family picnic on the grass!
Here’s to a very successful chili cook-off and hoping that the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group become the new chili champions!