Brock team taking on charity chili cook-off

Brock University is cooking up something for a good cause.

Members of Hospitality Services will be bringing their school spirit, along with their secret recipe, to the 11th annual Community Care Chili Cook-Off on Friday.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Market Square in downtown St. Catharines, where 13 competitors will put their chili to the test.

Brock Hospitality Services Marketing Manager Christina Richards, Food Service Director Tanya Thorp and Chef Andrew Mills will represent the University in the competition that raises funds for the much-needed local services provided by Community Care in St. Catharines and Thorold.

“Not only is our chili going to contain the traditional ingredients, we are also adding some new flavours with in-house double smoked bacon and chorizo sausage,” Richards said.

“This chili will be finished off with sour cream and chive drizzle topped with an in-house secret cornbread sphere.”

Richards encouraged the Brock community to attend to not only help the University take home the trophy, but also to support the worthy cause and enjoy a hearty meal.

Diners are able to purchase tickets at the door for $10 that allow them to try 10 chili samples.

They can then vote for their favourite batches to help determine the winners.

A panel of judges will sample each recipe during a blind tasting before the top three prizes are awarded, along with the People’s Choice Award.

The event will include both traditional and vegan options.

For a full list of competitors, visit the Community Care website.

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