Monday was a big day! We celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day with our annual all-staff meeting and our chili cook-off. There were 17 chili entries this year, and no two were alike.
Our Travoisian chefs got creative with their recipes. Some interesting (and delicious) additions were cinnamon, beer, hot dogs, cocoa powder, taco seasoning, chorizo and carrots.
We also have a sides competition. This year we had two entries: Cinnamon rolls and frybread. Both pair perfectly with chili. Check out this short video of Marzha whipping up homemade frybread!
2018 chili cook-off winners
Best chili name: Eden’s “Netflix & Chili”
Most original chili: Alexandria’s “Beef & Cheese Enchilada Chili”
Best traditional chili: A tie between Katie’s “Can’t Beat the Meats” and Laura’s “Mahomade Chili”
Spiciest chili: Melanie’s “It’s Gettin’ Chili in Here”
Grand champion: A tie between Alexandria’s “Beef & Cheese Enchilada Chili” and Kellie’s “Phil”
If you’ve been following our blog for a few years, you’ll notice that this is a three-peat for Kellie! She’s a chili-making champ!
2018 side dish winners
Most original: Marzha’s frybread
Best traditional: A tie between Kellie’s cinnamon rolls and Marzha’s frybread
Best overall: Marzha’s frybread