Chili Chase 5K and cook-off: Bringing the heat, uniting community

News

Chili Chase 5K and cook-off: Bringing the heat, uniting community

Event will host at least 15 chili cook-off competitors
The Chili Chase 5K Trail Run & Cook-off starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Iris Park. More than 15 groups are expected to compete in the Chili cook-off, which is in its seventh year.
The overall winner of the Chili Chase Cook-off wins a heavy belt with a bejeweled gold buckle not unlike the kinds worn by pro wrestlers.
Chili Chase Contenders

Osprey Packs’ Carey CarlsonFormer professional cook with formal culinary training. Worked in Maine, Oregon and British Columbia more than five years. Cooking remains a consistent hobby and habit.2016 1st Place Green Chili for his Smoked Pork Green Chili2016 2nd Place OverallUses lamb as a base for deeper flavors with fresh chile and tomatilloEnjoys the friendly competition and the passionate people at the Chili Chase“Growing up in Canada, Colorado- and New Mexico-style chiles were not something that was ever on the radar. I was fortunate to experience these flavors on some family vacations as a child, and it left me wanting more. After moving to the area three years ago, I am now able to enjoy quality ingredients closer to their source.”Carver Brewing’s Giordano “Nano” AscenziHas cooked professionally for seven years and is in his third year at Carver BrewingThe appeal of the Chili Chase is the community involvement and all SJMA doesBorn and raised in New Mexico, which influences his “Vagabonds’ Verde Green Chili” alongside a little eastern influence from the Carolina Reaper pepper which, according to Guinness World Records, is the hottest pepper in the world. For Ascenzi, chili is the perfect comfort foodSerious Texas Bar-B-Q’s Dan HowellCo-owns Serious Texas Bar-B-Q and has cooked chili for more than 48 years.2015 3rd Place Red Chili Chili Chase is a great time for camaraderie, a wide variety of chili and fun.“I like to use what ever meats I have available such as goose or smoked pork. That’s where the name for my “Serious Texas Honkin’ Hog Red Chili” comes from.”“Chili reminds me of days spent at hunting camps with my brothers and father and is the ultimate comfort food after a long day in the field.”Carver Brewing’s Blaine BaileyHas cooked for 10 years professionally. Trained at the Northwest Arkansas Community College. Cooking has been a passion since childhood.“The Chili Chase intrigues me because I get to meet new people and be involved with local organizations such as SJMA and I get to bring my Southern-roots chili flavors to the table.”The Southwest and Hatch chiles play a big role and will influence his “Hellbilly Chili.”Bailey’s father always made a big batch of chili when it got cold. “Chili is something meant to be shared and enjoyed with others from all around.”

Chili Chase 5K and cook-off: Bringing the heat, uniting community

The Chili Chase 5K Trail Run & Cook-off starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Iris Park. More than 15 groups are expected to compete in the Chili cook-off, which is in its seventh year.
The overall winner of the Chili Chase Cook-off wins a heavy belt with a bejeweled gold buckle not unlike the kinds worn by pro wrestlers.
Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events