Phi Kappa Phi hosted a chili cook-off event supported by the Office of Sponsored Programs on Thursday, October 29 to raise funds for the Phi Kappa Phi Student Scholarship.

Phi Kappa Phi spread the word about the chili cook-off by advertising for the event.

“Our advertisements included, posters, flyers, video and social media,” James Robinson, Phi Kappa Phi advisor said.

The Phi Kappa Phi chili cook-off is an event where people from around campus and the surrounding area bring their chili recipes for it to be judged by the participants that attend the cook-off.

The participants would receive a slip of paper when they showed up to the event. The slip contained three spaces where they would judge the top three chili recipes.

65 participants in all showed up to the cook-off.

Tickets to the cook-off were $10 each and that paid for all you can eat chili and two free drinks.

“We were thrilled with the turnout that came to support Phi Kappa Phi and our endeavors,” Robinson said.

A total of 12 recipes were entered into the contest. The recipes all had their different strengths and tastes.

The top three recipes all received a prize for having the best chili on the spot.

First place winner received a $50 gift card to Diamond Jim’s and Miss Donna’s Steakhouse. Second place winner received a $35 gift card to Austin’s Steakhouse. Third place winner received $20.00 cash.

“The winner of the cook-off was Mean Mama’s Chili,” Robinson said.

“Mean Mama’s chili was definitely a crowd pleaser,” Grace Pitt, a Phi Kappa Phi member said.

The chili cook-off is an event that usually occurs around the fall of each year.

“We hope that the event continues to grow each year,” Robinson said.

“We just want faculty and students to come out and have a good time each year,” Robinson said. “We feel it’s our job to provide a good time for everyone.”

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