Chili Cook-off 2013

Soroptimist International of Calaveras County held its third annual “Take It To Heart” Chili Cook Off at the Murphys Historic Hotel on May 4, 2013.  People’s Choice awards were presented in the Best Chili, Best Quirky Sides, and Best Booth categories.  There were 14 entrants in the chili category and four in the quirky sides category.

Chili co-chairs, Marlene and Carol

2013 Chili Cook-off Co-chairs
Marlene Wilkinson and Carol Jones-Giannini

Best Chili winners were Stephanie Woolverton and Linda and Rudy Vallejo of the Tex Mex TrioBest Quirky Side went to Shelly Smith of Angels Camp.  The Best Booth was created by Brian Goss, Kevin Clerico, and Joel Lacitignola of the Murphys Historic Hotel.

Paulette's Chili Loves Mac booth

Paulette Stelte & her sister, Gayle, feature
Chili Loves Mac & Cheese

Brian wins best booth

Brian Goss and Kevin (Murphys Hotel) win for Best Booth

SICC would like to thank our event sponsors and merchandise sponsors: Murphy’s Historic Hotel, Mark Twain Medical Center, ACE Hardware-Arnold, Save Mart Stores, P&D Builders, Diamond RB Ranch, LLC, Dr. Roger Wahlman, DDS, Vintage Realty, Cactus Jack’s, Firewood/Grounds, Dr. Chris and Pauline Iwata, OD, Sequoia Woods Country Club, Sierra Nevada Adventures, Starbucks -A/Camp and Valley Springs, Frogs Tooth Winery, Hatcher Winery, Chatom Winery and Murphys Suites — as well as the dedicated members of SICC.   Without the generosity of these many, many supporters, events like the Chili Cookoff would not be possible.

Tex Mex Trio Won for Best Chili

Tex Mex Trio (Sutter Creek) Won for Best Chili

Shelly's Cupcakes won 1st place

Shelly’s Cupcakes won 1st Place in the Quirky Sides Category

Dawn Neith's TNT Chili

TNT Chili – by Dawn & Stephanie (Big Trees Market – Arnold)

Joanne and Debbie's City Slicker Chili

Joanne Jeffords & Debbie Peterson (new Soroptimist members)
cook up their City Slickers Chili


MarleneWilkinson and Carol Jones-Giannini with the prize baskets

Marlene and Carol in front of the raffle baskets



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