What could be better on a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon than warm flavorful chowder or chili, listening to the sounds of a talented local band, and enjoying the company of family and neighbors. That is just what the 2nd Annual Chili Chowder Cook Off offered to those lucky 500+ who come out on January 27 to the Amherst Business Center on 101A. Hosted by Opportunity Networks and the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, the event drew 16 area restaurants and 21 amateurs competing within their division for bragging rights as the “Best”.
Professional Division Winners
Chili – The Barn at Hitchiner Manufacturing
Chowder – Yankee Chef
Amateur Division Winners
Chowder – Debra LaPress
Chili – Chris Tynan
Honorable Mention – John Klem
A Special Thank You to our Judges. Choosing just one winner in each category was a very difficult task!
Chili Judges: Scott Franz, The Chef’s Plate; Tony Balsama, Favorite Foods; Rocky Morelli, Opportunity Networks.
Chowder Judges: Susan Laughlin, Creative and Food Editor, NH Magazine; Jennifer Franz, GoodEatsNH.com, Cathy Duchesne, Kids Culinary Arts.
Plan to join us next year for the 3rd Annual Chili Chowder Cook Off, always the Sunday between the NFL Play Offs and the Super Bowl.