The San Diego Ceramic Connection Community Chili Potluck is one of our favorite parts of the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off!
Thanks to all those who came out to volunteer, contribute and taste the chili at the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Potluck. They had a total of 27 entries of cornbread and chili that came in both crock pots and stock pots totaling roughly 50 gallons! We are touched and proud of the support of our community and the dedication to making this event a success and to supporting our local McKinley Elementary School.
All of the chili and cornbread dishes were fresh and delicious…and there wasn’t a drop left by 4:00 pm. The chili champs are listed below; each first place winner was announced at the SoNo Fest and received a chili champ apron handmade by a McKinley grandparent just for this event. Honorable mentions were also announced and included Max and Larry, for their on-going dedication and support to this event and the community, and Carmen Costello for her entry in memory of a beloved McKinley teacher (Rittko Chocolate Chipotle Chili).
Here are the winners of the 2014 competition:
Best Omnivore (with meat!): Brick Wall for his Turkey Chili
Best Vegetarian: Clint White for his Vegan Chili
Most Unique: Theresa Talley for her San Diego Fisherman’s Chili
Best Overall: Brick Wall for his Turkey Chili
Best Cornbread: Sarah Scalo for her Grace’s Cornbread Pudding
Max & Larry for their Spicy Beef Chili
Carmen Costello for her Rittko Chocolate Chipotle Chili
Thank you to everyone who brought chili!