No matter how you like your chili; mild, spicy, or down-right atomic, they had it at the 25th Annual Chili and Salsa Cook-off in York. The York Jaycees hosted the spicy event at the Colonial Court House Complex at Pershing Avenue in Downtown York on Saturday. Dozens of local teams who think they have the chops for chili and salsa entered their best tasting recipes in the contest. A panel of judges then determined the first, second, and third place prizes based on texture, smell, appearance, and of course, taste.
Zach Zimmerman, 2014 Chili Cook-off chairperson says, “There is over 14 different kinds of chili and salsa. Some is pretty mild, some is pretty hot and anything they put in it, whatever they call chili, we call chili. We’ve had one team in years past that did chili as an ice cream!”
The grand champion chili team received $1,000 to give to a charity of their choice, while the grand salsa champs received $250 bucks for a charity of their choosing.