2017 Chili Cookoff and Feeling' Good 5K


It Was Food and Fun All Day Long at the 14th Annual Chili Cookoff and 5K
April 8, 2017 in North Conway Village, NH

Foodie Adventure lovers joined us on a beautiful day to kick off our Spring season here in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire with the 14th Annual Chili Cookoff. The North Conway Community Center and Gibson Center for Senior Services served as host venues for the professional and home chefs. There was plenty of Chili and Cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun, festivity and the White Mountain Milers 5K Race. We also had some sweet treats on hand and more along the Village Red Hot Stops route with many of the shops offering discounts and tastings.

All professional chef chili entries were judged by members from the American Culinary Federation White Mountain Chapter, headed by Bryant Alden, Chef from the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Awards were given for Best Chili with first, second and third places acknowledged. Professional and non-professional chefs were also awarded People’s Choice Award for Best Chili too, selected by all tasters who attend the tour. 

After the competition the fun continued at Abenaki Trail Restaurant and Pub for the Chili Cookoff Awards Ceremony and the music by the Riley Parkhurst Project. 
The Feelin’ Good 5K by the White Mountain Milers had a great turnout for their first year. Click here for results.

Thank you to our sponsors, participating chefs and retail shops, volunteers and The White Mountain Milers

Congratulations to our winners.
PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
Best Chili 1st Place - Gibson Center, Chef Sharon Fournier
Best Chili 2nd Place - Runway Restaurant, Chef Jennifer Gambale
Best Chili 3rd Place - AMC, Chef Mary Ann Vitella
People's Choice Best Chili - Memorial Hospital, Chef Glenn White
People's Choice Best Cornbread - McGrath's Tavern, Chef Seammus McGrath
People's Choice Best Table Presentation - The Local Grocer

NON-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
People's Choice Best Vegetarian Chili - MWV Eaters and Growers, Chef MWV Career & Technical Center, Mineral Springs Cafe, Chef Mark Tapper
People's Choice Best Chili 1st Place - Steve's Flaming Hot Chili, Chef Steve Celani
People's Choice Best Chili 2nd Place - White Mountain Dental, Chefs Harry and Rachel Gulati
People's Choice Best Chili - Conway Area Lions Club, Chef Linda Rafferty
People's Choice Best Cornbread - M&D Playhouse, Chef Dean DeMaster
People's Choice Best Table Presentation - Making Strides sponsored by Stonehurst Manor