Chili Cook Off Announcement!

I Can’t Wait for the Chili Cook Off!

Art House’s biggest event of the year is coming up! We are getting the studio ready, collecting raffle baskets, checking to make sure we have all 100 bowls and judging a small grouping of the best of the best bowls to premier in our silent auction. We have 10 contestants this year some new and some returning.

The Line Up

Marge Pauls will be returning with her “Chili to Die For”. Marge is a co-chair for the ABC Chili Cook Off Committee and a member of Art House’s Board. Longtime community member she is ready to take out the competition with her delicious chili.

Adam Stalder is returning with a new chili “Paradise Chili”. Adam is Art House’s Board President and a longtime community member. He won the first Chili Cook Offs and is ready to claim that title again!

Chris Osterland is returning with his “Bring on the Heat”. Chris is a CMSD art teacher who Art House works with in two schools: Denison and Wilbur Wright Elementary. He is ready to burn the competition and soar to the top like the schools he represents!

Filipa Scalzo is returning this year with her “Sicilian Delight”. Artist and a graduate from our very own Cleveland State she is a delightful addition to our chili roster. Mediterranean and ready to rubble she is going to knock your socks off with her outstanding chili!

We have some new competitors this year ready to be crowned Chili Champion:

  • Selina Pagan competing with her chili “Maduro Chili”

  • Doug Pease competing with his chili “Doug's Kicking Tailgate Chili”

  • Dave Boyce competing with his chili “Mr. Magic's Disappearing Chili”

  • Steve Bloom competing with his chili “Blooming Healthy Turkey Chili”

  • Tom Vitou competing with his chili “Dragon's Breath”

  • Bill Graham competing with his chili “B&R Barbeque Bonanza”

To make this event possible I want to thank our Sponsors, Supporters and Volunteers

  • Ward 12 Councilman Anthony Brancatelli

  • U-HAUL

  • Co-Chairs: Sharon Martynowski and Marge Pauls

  • Images in Bloom

  • Cake Royale

  • City Diner

  • Cleveland Browns

  • Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Fears Confections

  • Little Birdie Wine Nest

  • Ed Santora

  • Steve’s Hot Dogs

  • Trader Joe’s

  • Wine Design

  • Chris Dodson

  • Kimberly Eggleston-Kraus

  • Ikuko Miklowski

  • Jeanie Oakar

  • Chris Osterland

  • Teresa Polk

  • Billy Ritter

  • Morgan Titus

  • Brinsley Tyrell

  • Laila Voss

  • Mark Yasenchack

  • Laura Garcia

  • Amber Ster

  • Madison O’Callahan

  • Board and Staff

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