The 17th Annual Great American Chili Cook-off sponsored by Seville Quarter and the Pensacola-Seville Sertoma Club was held on Saturday, January 22, 2011. 17 Amateur and Professional teams competed for bragging rights for the “Best Chili in Pensacola”. Each team chili was judged on taste, smell and consistency and trophies were awarded to the top three winners. Over $5,000 from door proceeds and the silent auction was collected by the Pensacola-Seville Sertoma. The primary focus of Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) is communications—helping people with speech and hearing disabilities. Sertoma clubs also sponsor projects that promote freedom and democracy, youth causes, and many other local community needs identified by the clubs. The Cook-off was coordinated by Gwen Corley representing the Pensacola-Sertoma Club and Buck Mitchell from Seville Quarter.
Winners in the Judges’s Category were:
1st place – Krewe du Grand Facile- Jason Wheeler – Captain
2nd place – Krewe of Seville – Pete & Sue Bruno – Captain
3rd place – ActiGraph – Judge Maygarden- Captain
In the Showmanship Category (decoration, theme and spirit) the winners were:
1st place – Krewe of Sirens – Kim Lambert – Captain
2nd place – Krewe of Grand Facile – Gene Stieffel – Captain
3rd place – Krewe of Seville – Pete & Sue Bruno – Captain
And in the coveted People’s Choice Competition:
1st place – Krewe of Seville – Pete & Sue Bruno – Captain
2nd place – Murphy’s Boot Camp – Todd Murphy – Captain
3rd place – Jay’s Bistro – Jay Ammons – Captain
Next event: Saturday, March 19, 2011 – Gumbo Ya Ya to benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. For more information phone Buck Mitchell at 434-6211 or go to www.sevillequarter.com for more information.