Chili cook off is a hot ticket in Linwood

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Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. LINWOOD--The John J. Heinz 12th annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12868, brought out a big crowd to at Our Lady of Sorrows Church parish hall Saturday, Feb. 22.

Whether they were hungry for a scoop of hot chili or an evening with friends, patrons brought their appetites, sampling comfort food for every palate, whether they craved spicy, medium or mild.

The 10 chili chefs vied for the approval of the crowd and a panel of celebrity judges as well.


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Chili chef Dino Giacona of Northfield made his famous authentic, fresh, easy on the palate chili that he calls “bowl-enaise.” Chili chef Dino Giacona of Northfield made his famous authentic, fresh, easy on the palate chili that he calls “bowl-enaise.”   Brad Schaffer I and II of Egg Harbor Township helped mix up this all natural and organic batch of Phillies Red Chili with six different kinds of peppers. Brad Schaffer I and II of Egg Harbor Township helped mix up this all natural and organic batch of Phillies Red Chili with six different kinds of peppers.   The youngest cook in the field is 14-year-old Tyler Festa of Northfield who said the peppers he used in his chili make it the best. The youngest cook in the field is 14-year-old Tyler Festa of Northfield who said the peppers he used in his chili make it the best.   The team of celebrity judges who put their taste buds to the test at the Knights of Columbus 12th annual John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off are seated from left – At the Shore editor Scott Cronick, radio personality and judge for all 12 cook offs Bob Burns, and NBC 40 sports director Pete Thompson. Standing from left are NBC 40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon and radio personality Barbara Altman. The team of celebrity judges who put their taste buds to the test at the Knights of Columbus 12th annual John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off are seated from left – At the Shore editor Scott Cronick, radio personality and judge for all 12 cook offs Bob Burns, and NBC 40 sports director Pete Thompson. Standing from left are NBC 40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon and radio personality Barbara Altman. Enjoying their evening out for dinner are Jerry O’Neil and Hazel Bennett of Somers Point. Enjoying their evening out for dinner are Jerry O’Neil and Hazel Bennett of Somers Point.   Mobster chef Lori Murphy of Northfield whipped up a batch of chili that even Vito Corleone could not refuse.    Mobster chef Lori Murphy of Northfield whipped up a batch of chili that even Vito Corleone could not refuse.

 


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