(Image above from left to right: Chris Mills and chili cook-off winner Abrar Alghawas)
This year, our chili connoisseurs had a chili show-down at EXP’s Chicago office 2nd annual chili cook-off. With over 30 judges tasting nine different chilis, the stakes were high to take home bragging rights of the best chili at EXP. Land Development Group Manager, Chris Mills, who started the chili cook-off last year noted, “The cook-off is a great way for colleagues to step away from their technical work and build comradery. We have a great mix of people at the Chicago office from all different walks of life, and cooking is a great way to bring people together. With all the proceeds of the cook-off going to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, it’s a nice way to have a little friendly competition but also do something for the greater good. Plus, who doesn’t love a bowl of chili for lunch? Or nine? It’s only fair to try them all.”
Who took home bragging rights?
First Place – Abrar Alghawas
Second Place – Jonathan Pearson
Tied for third place – Anne Bielski + Hanna Oshana
Congratulations to our winners and to all who donated to a great cause. Employees have one year to prepare their recipes for next year’s competition.