Koen’s Chili Cookoff 2.0

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For Koen’s birthday we held a second edition of the Chili Cookoff! In 2016 Koen placed in 2nd, so now after two years he was ready to compete again!

The rules: everyone invited brings a chili to be evaluated with the winners announced at the end of the evening. The prizes: 3 hot sauces. The world’s hottest chili for the winner, 2nd hottest chili for the 2nd place, and 3rd hottest chili for 3rd place.

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The prizes and Chili Cook Off judging forms

 

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The prizes up close

 

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First presents

 

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Birthday boy

 

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Chris and Hannah

 

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Round 1: Sofie and her chili nachos

 

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Sofie’s chili nachos tasting portions for the judges

 

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Round 2: Dook’s chili quiche with blue cheese

 

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Tasting bowls for the judges

 

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Veronique and Frans preparing Round 3

 

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Frans’s entry for Round 3: chili topped with pieces of bacon and peppers

 

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Nikki’s vegetarian chili for Round 4 – very beautiful!

 

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Evaluating the chilis

 

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Ready for the next round

 

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Barbara preparing Round 5

 

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Barbara also made a vegetarian chili served with homemade naan and guacamole

 

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My Round 6 entry, also vegetarian, with parsnips and sweet potato

 

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Joachim preparing Round 7

 

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Joachim’s chili with 9 different chilis specially ordered from Mexico for the competition

 

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Hannah and Chris preparing their entry for Round 8

 

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Hannah and Chris prepared a Belgian chili, with meat from Belgium and Luikse syrup

 

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And lastly Koen’s entry for Round 9 – slowcooked oxtail topped with pickled onions

 

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Twins

 

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Time for cake before the winners are announced!

 

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Lighting the candles

 

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Bringing Koen the cake

 

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Birthday boy

 

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Apple and chocolate cake

 

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And the winners….. #1 Koen!

 

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#2 Joachim!

 

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#3 – Chris and Hannah!

 

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The winners!

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