Administrative Assistants Nancy Helsten and Jennifer Pelletier brought home the bacon at IA’s annual chili cook-off.

Winning back-to-back Red Chili Division honors, Nancy credits chili beans and a traditional recipe for her championship entry.

Taking top honors in the Hot Division, IA newcomer Jennifer Pelletier, crafted her winning entry titled, Hunka Chunka Burning Love, with cholula hot sauce incorporated into both the meat and sauce, habanero chili peppers, poblano peppers and lots of tender lovn’ care.

White Chili winner, HVAC designer, Drew Reyelts, submitted a subtly sweet white bean offering that was a riff of his favorite recipes.

Chili photo credit to Nate Umstead.

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