Judges sample the goods Sept. 23 at the annual Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

School supporters win top prizes in annual Federal Way Chili Cook-off | PHOTOS

The 10th annual Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off took place beneath sunny skies Sept. 23 at the Commons Mall with special guest judge Jordan Babineaux, former safety for the Seattle Seahawks. Seven local restaurants teamed up with local non-profit organizations, and $10 from every ticket went toward these groups (total amount not available at press time).

Judges’ Choice winners were Citizens for Federal Way Schools and The Ram (1st place), Lions Club and Billy McHale’s (2nd place) and Communities In Schools and Cafe Pacific Catering (3rd Place). Citizens for Federal Way Schools and The Ram also received the People’s Choice Award for their chili.

In addition, local resident Shelley Pauls received the Dick Mayer Community Service Award.

Other participating teams in this Seahawks-themed event included Gallucci’s Catering and Federal Way Rotary Club; Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse and FUSION; Jersey’s Sports Bar and the Federal Way Day Center; and Black Bear Diner and Valley Cities Counseling.

Seven teams doled out samples of chili along with corn bread and salad Sept. 23 at the annual Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

Gallucci’s Catering and the Federal Way Rotary were among the teams at the Sept. 23 Chili Cook-off. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

The Federal Way Lions Club and Billy McHale’s restaurant were among the teams at the Sept. 23 Chili Cook-off. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

Shelley Pauls (center) received the Dick Mayer Community Service Award at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Former Seattle Seahawks player Jordan Babineaux was a guest judge at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. He is pictured with the mascot from Black Bear Diner. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

Communities In Schools and Cafe Pacific Catering won third place at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way Lions Club and Billy McHale’s won second place at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Citizens for Federal Way Schools and The Ram won first place at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s Chili Cook-off. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

More in News

Lions Club donates 380 dictionaries to Federal Way students

‘We realize that some students have never had a book to call their own.’

Special Santa’s helper amid volunteers to help 300 Federal Way families in need

Annual event to serve 1,025 kids this Saturday, nonprofit seeks more volunteers.

San Diego State’s Jalen McDaniels sued for allegedly filming, sharing sex videos

King County prosecutors drop charges against former FWHS student, NBA prospect.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.
Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Federal Way to regulate shopping carts, curb blight with new ordinance

Retailers will be charged $25 fee per abandoned cart, $25 fee for disposal.

Federal Way resident reflects on campaign with late former President George H.W. Bush

Bette Simpson-Opstad recounts details of inauguration day in January 1989.

Federal Way High School hosts grand opening

Dr. Tammy Campbell says new campus is a “game changer” for scholars.

Police ID possible suspect who forcibly fondled Walmart employee

K-9 track turns up no clues in firearm robbery; man fires handgun through sunroof.

Federal Way Municipal Court to celebrate first Community Court graduation

The therapeutic court is designed to address the underlying causes of criminal behavior.

Most Read