Chili in the Springtime

BVT Chili 2

Jazmin Wentworth of Millbury, Sydney Blaney of Milford, and Christopher Coley of Upton formed Team Dr. Chili Pepper and put together a non-traditional entry in the form of Chicken Apple Cheddar Chili

What better way to finish off the springtime thaw than with some heaping bowls of spicy goodness?

That’s the idea behind Blackstone Valley Tech’s Chili Cook-Off, an annual event in which Culinary Arts students compete to see who can create the best bowl of chili. The contest was founded seven years ago by Culinary Arts Team Leader Chef Matthew Williams as a way for students to practice collaboration, cooking within a specific culinary theme, and working under time constraints. This year’s event was held in mid-May inside the school’s student-run Three Seasons Restaurant and featured seven student-teams serving their takes on classic chili, a non-traditional chili, and a unique salsa.

Since its inception, the Chili Cook-Off has grown into a “can’t miss” event for Valley Tech’s teachers and staff. For a donation of $6.00, teachers and staff can spend their lunch breaks sampling bowls of each team’s chili entries before submitting their choice for the winning team. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off benefit the annual Culinary Arts senior class trip.

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