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RRC Chili Cup 2014 – Flame On!

February 13, 2014

PotChili1Are you looking to burn away those winter blues?  No worries, the fourth annual Chili Cup is set for March 13th at the Notre Dame Campus.

If you want the chance to have your name engraved on the Chili Cup you can register using the form at the bottom of the post.  Chefs will cook up a super-sized crock pot of Chili and serve up sample size portions to those in attendance.


Dr.. Inferno offers up some vegetarian chili, filled with “Peas, Love, and Understanding”.

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.

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.  The Chili is usually gobbled up quickly, so plan to be there 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.  Further details will be provided through this blog and the Staff News.


Nursing Instructors Tom Harrigan and Jackie Santiago being awarded the Chili Cup by RRC President Stephanie Forsyth

Last years’ winner were Nursing instructors Tom Harrigan and Jackie Santiago (Team Caliente) who wowed the critics with their blend of a “traditional hearty chili with the heat of India and Mexico infused”. Check out the RRC Flickr account for photos of Chili Cup 2011.

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