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October 16, 2012

It’s that time again. The third annual Chili Cup is set for November 14th. If you’ve missed the first two competitions, here’s what’s going down at the Culinary Smack Down of the year.

If you want the chance to have your name engraved on the Chili Cup you need to register online.  Chefs will cook up a Mega Crock Pot worth of Chili that they will take to the Selkirk Lounge (NDC) for the cook off.

If you don’t want to compete, you can come and sample all the chilis and vote for your favourite. It costs $3 to come as a taster with all proceeds from the event going to the Students’ Association Food Bank – just in time for the holidays!

If you don’t work at the Notre Dame Campus, you’re still eligible to take part – or to host another cook-off at your own campus. Talk to your manager or leave a reply to this post if you’re in that boat.

Tammy Kowerko (1st), Kimberley Mitchell (2nd), Isabel Bright and Rachelle Boychuk (3rd)

The competition features two types of prizes – the People’s Choice voted on by all who attend and the President’s Choice that is selected by three adjudicators – led by President Stephanie Forsyth.  The Chili is usually gobbled up quickly, so be there right at noon for the kick off. In the past the event has attracted about 150 staff and students and the Chili is usually gone within a half hour.

Last years’ winner was Tammy Kowerko who won for her chili “Tammy’s Revenge II”. Check out the RRC Flickr account for more photos of Chili Cup 2011.

Rules and additional info will be forwarded to entrants after registration closes. For more information, contact event organizer Mike Krywy at