Pride at stake in chili cook-off

No other food inspires a cook’s vanity as much as chili, the spicy, soul-warming stew favored during winter weather. Connoisseur of the crockpot David Bourbo proved his pride was well-deserved at the 2010 Relay for Life Chili Cook-off. This year, he’s back for seconds.

A year of bragging rights will be up for grabs again at the second annual Relay for Life Chili Cook-off Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MCGHealth Cancer Center.

Last year, 24 chefs campuswide congregated with their crockpots full of beef, chicken, venison and vegetarian versions of the cowboy staple.

“It was a friendly competition to get everybody together,” said organizer Alicia Escobar, a Research Technician in the center. “Then we realized we could raise money for a good cause.”

The event raised about $500 for the MCGHealth Cancer Center’s Relay for Life team, and Bourbo – husband of MCGHealth Cancer Clinical Research Unit Manager Pam Bourbo – was named the chili champ. Escobar said that they hope to raise that amount this year.

The entry fee, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, is $5, all of which benefits Relay for Life. Take-away bowls are available for those on the go. Contact Alicia Escobar at 706-721-5134.


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