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San Jacinto College
Chili Cook-off
News Release
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Competition heats up in the San Jacinto College South chili cook-off

HOUSTON — San Jacinto College South hosted a chili cook-off and dessert bake-off on March 10.

Complete with traditional “Texan” décor, staff and faculty were invited to taste and judge the nine chili entries and six desserts. The chili winners were as follows: first place, “Sizzlin’ Steakhouse Chili” by Tami Kelly; second place, “BIO Prep Room Chili,” by James Albritton and Detra Merino; and third place, “Bubba’s White Magic,” by Kathy Miller. The bake-off winners were as follows: first place, rum cake by Marylou Robbins; second place, Turtle cake by Carol Long; and third place, double chocolate peanut butter brownie by Team RLVN/Paramedics ADN Mobility.

Pictured are faculty members Carole Patterson (left) and Tria Wood (right) getting some of the first tastes of the competition. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing department.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for nearly 50 years. We are committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s workforce training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of ever-changing industry in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.           

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