Photos: Selah United Methodist Church Chili Cook-Off

Selah United Methodist Church
Chili Cook-Off
Report and photos by Amanda Graham / Selah Sweets – Selah Community & Tourism.

On the Friday April 22nd, 2016 the Selah United Methodist Church, held their first annual Chili Cook-off. There were five different competitors that wanted to be the best.

The three people who judged was: Clay Graham, from Selah Community and Tourism. Juli Reinholz from the Seven River District Superintendent. The final judge was Sheri Bissell. She was with Northwest Harvest, Yakima Community Engagement Specialist. These judges picked their favorite chili by: Color, Aroma, Consistency, Taste, Aftertaste, and the Wow factor.

The winning chili was “The Helseth Experience” Mike Helseth who made this chili won the Golden Ladle for his awesome cooking skills. The fan favorite was the chili made by Ron Johnson. He got a silver ladle for wowing the crowd.

Thank you to everyone that was in the contest, the judges, and everyone who came to be apart of this awesome event.

Here are a some photos of the 2016 Chili Cook-Off:

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makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

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is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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About Clay Graham

Photojournalist at Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement. Our vision is to see Eastern Washington as a destination point to do bring more things to do.
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