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OEM 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

Oskaloosa Engineering & Manufacturing

1st Annual Chili Cook-Off 2017

What better way to kick off the fall season than a  chili cook off? This year, the OEM team decided to spice up the work place by bringing on a fun and rewarding competition. The competition lasted a total of three weeks with four participants per week.  Sign up sheets we shared amongst our facility to allow all individuals wanting to participate the opportunity of showing off their cooking skills.                                                                                                                                                 Liz Dyke – Winner of Week One      

 Jessica Graham & Robin Robinson – Winners of Week Two                                                                           

For this years cook off we had twelve competitors sign up, with one chosen winner per week. Scorecards were offered to all OEM team members helping judge the prepared dishes. Overall, each dish was ranked upon preference for the following categories: Aroma, Texture, Flavor, Creativity, and Heat. 

The dish ranking with the highest score overall would be the chosen winner for that weeks competition. All four of our skilled champions were awarded with a printed certificate to declare placement upon the  competition as well as a $50 Hy-Vee Gift Card.

 

OEM wants to thank all participants who signed up to prepare an awesome dish for all to taste, as well as all of our helpful judges. Each week the competitions were all very close in score recognition. We are excited to host more competitions in the near future as well as more chili cook-offs to come. Congrats again to everyone.

Brandon Graham & Sabrina Cowan – Winners of Week Three