Chili Bowl VI Recap

Another chapter in the legend which is the Chili Bowl took place on November 25th in front of a record crowd of more than 150 attendees at Grandview Theater. The gathering witnessed many firsts: a new Chili Bowl champion crowned as CJ Jacobsen's Brisky Business took home this year's title; a record 27 chili chefs entered their chilis and the craziest thing of all, a Browns win.

Jammi Lepley's (Chili Bowl II and V champion) Smoke Two In the Afternoon finished second and Todd Baumann's Just The Tip and Brandy Goldberg's We Like It Thick tied for third.

The accompanying Green Egg/Traeger Grill raffle in our second year proved to be a success again this year. Tracey Zink won the Green Egg donated courtesy of Aspen Fireplace and Chip Smith won the Traeger Grill donated by Tito's Vodka.

As a result of the events of the day, $4,500 will be donated to the Parker Lee Foundation's Eric J Yavitch Scholarship Fund. This funds awards for chosen Directions For Youth & Families high school seniors $500 a year towards their post-high school schooling.

A huge thank you to all of the following who made Chili Bowl VI the beautiful spectacle it was:

Grandview Theater staff

Kat Davis

Amy Niswander

Andy Wuefling

Chili Cooks

Tri Barker

Todd Baumann

Bernie Beck

Jared Blinsky

JoAnn Blinsky

Meghan Byrne

Jerry Campbell

Allison Davis

Kat Davis

Debbie Derenzo

Maddie Esquivel

Danielle Fahey

Amy Frank

Brandy Goldberg

Jennifer Grunkenmeyer

Jose Guajardo

Debbie Hatfield

CJ Jacobsen

Jodie Jeffers

Steven Kropp

Jammi Lepley

Jeff Linn

Joe Murname

Amy Niswander

Wendy Orr

Jason Perkins

Dee Dee Welch


Pat Byrne

Duane Casares

Rich Greenberg

Jason Mrugacz


Todd Baumann

Bonnie Cline

Brent Cline

Paedric Davis

Patty Lassiter

Molly Niswander

Rachel Niswander

Dee Dee Welch

Tracey Zink

Sponsors + supporters

Aspen Fireplace

Michelle Bucy

Chef Rich's Kitchen

Brent Cline

Dolbow Insurance Agency

Global Appearance Partners - Grant Hundley

David A Goldstein

Lew Kinney and Associates

Ron Kowal

Patty Lassiter

Nosh by Deb - Debbie Hatfield

Wendy Orr

Sevell + Sevell

Penny Smith

Swamp Haus

Tito's Vodka


Bernie Beck

Chili Bowl logo

Tyler Shook

Next Parker Lee Foundation event will be the inagural Burt Reynolds Film Festival on Saturday, February 23rd. Full details very soon.