Kinship held its annual fundraiser, "The Soup & Chili Cook-Off," on March 27th in a very full Falls Ballroom. In case you weren't there, local restaurants businesses and organizations entered 17 different soups & chili's in a competition of the taste buds. The crowd in attendance voted on the "People's Choice" winners and a panel of judges selected the "Official Judges Choice" winners. In addition, there were many opportunities to learn about and support Kinship's youth mentoring program through a raffle, silent auction and informational booth. Thank you to the many donors, volunteers and cookers who made the fundraiser possible! Below are the results.
People's Choice Soup (traveling trophy)
Steak Wild Rice Soup prepared by Josh Collins of The Fort Steakhouse
People's Choice Chili - TIE (first People's Choice tie in 19 years!) (traveling trophy)
Pillar of Fire prepared by Greg Hyatt of Faith Lutheran Church
White Chicken Chili prepared by Kari Berggren & Brian Alnes of Lake Beauty Bible Camp
People's Choice Theme (traveling trophy)
Pillar of Fire theme by Greg Hyatt of Faith Lutheran Church
Judge's Choice Soup (for cash prize)
1st Place Soup: Steak Wild Rice Soup prepared by Josh Collins of The Fort Steakhouse
2nd Place Soup: Chicken Dumpling Soup prepared by Sonya Stay of Jordies Trail Side Cafe
3rd Place Soup: Italian Wedding Soup prepared by Kari Berggren & Brian Alnes of Lake Beauty Bible Camp
Judge's Choice Chili (for cash prize)
1st Place Chili: Carne Asada Chili prepared by Josh Collins of The Fort Steakhouse
2nd Place Chili: Pillar of Fire prepared by Greg Hyatt of Faith Lutheran Church
3rd Place Chili: Curves White Chicken Chili prepared by Autumn Pechan of Curves
Highlights from the 2017 Cook-off!
Pics from 2018 will be here soon...
Kinship youth Mentoring
Thank you to all of the cookers who brought great soups & chili's to the Cook-off this year!
Below is a list of the sponsors of the Cook-off.