Great Fun at OctoberFest and Chili Cook-Off

Those who turned out on a chilly October 18th to sample chili at Cotting were not disappointed. The chilis were amazing, and the music was fabulous!  Chili Cook-Off Winners placed in three categories:

Photo of Team Cotting awards Most Authentic chili

Most Authentic Chili: Cotting School
L to R: Chef Fatima Sousa, President David Manzo, Chef Ann Dube

Photo of the Most Elusive Ingredient winner

Most Elusive Ingredient: The Red Lentil
David Manzo hands trophy to Carlos Umana of The Red Lentil

Team Compass Popular

Most Popular Chili: COMPASS School
COMPASS team members Scott and EJ, teaching assistant Ty Johnson,
and Culinary Arts Instructor Margaret Overlan

photo of cotting staff dressed up

Cotting staff beer sellers Melissa Maimone, Dave Peduto, and Shannon Kerr
had fun dressing for the occasion.

Leington Lions Club

Ready to start the popcorn machine are Lexington Lions Janet Perry and
Grace Ayers posing here with Elizabeth Peters from Cotting School.

A Cotting hats off to chili chefs from iCater, Whole Foods Woburn, and US Foods who heated up the competition. Many thanks to our Judges Carla Jentz, Executive Director, The MA Administrators of Special Education; Trisha Perez Keneally, Owner, The Inn at Hastings Park; and Kathy Martien-Sullivan, M.D. The event was sponsored by Aaron’s Presents, Augeo, Craft Beer Cellar, FoodSource Plus, Iggy’s Bread for the World, The Inn at Hastings Park, Panera, Wagon Wheel, Wegman’s and Wilson Farm.

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