Monroe Team Members Participate in First Annual Chili Cookoff!

Mar 24, 2022

Our Monroe, WI team members pulled together our first ever annual Chili Cookoff! It was an awesome day of trying so many varieties of chili and learning about the recipes our team member’s families hold dear. It was a tough competition, as each chili was delicious in its own way.


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The Winners

The 2022 Monroe Chili Cookoff winners are as follows:

First Place

  • Bill Bredson – Grand Champion for his “Mystery Meat” special with ground beef at a medium-hot spice level


Second Place

  • Brian Wampler – 2nd Place for his “Chili Ray Cyrus” special with ground beef and pork at a mild spice level

Third place

  • Kendall Jones – 3rd Place for his “Jones Delight” special with ground beef and a medium spice level

The Judges

Thank you to Brittini Ackley, Brad Grossen, Tracy Lange, Wayne Genkinger and Adam from Knutes for your distinguished palates and for taking on the difficult task of ranking the chilis.

A Special Thanks

We would like to extend a special thank you to Bridget Manthey who pulled this whole event together. It was such a success and we can’t wait until next year’s event. A big thank you to Jason Hintz and his team for setting up the eating room and ensuring the 18 crock pots were safe to plug in and not burn down the space! Another big thank you to Jim Rohde and Matt Woodward for staying after the event to clean up, break down and get leftovers into the breakroom. 

This was a special event that demonstrated the culinary skills of many of our team members. Congratulations to all involved!