University of Vermont

RGSA Chili Cook-Off Pictoral 2013

The 4th annual Rubenstein Graduate Student Association Chili Cook-Off on November 11, 2013 drew in many students, staff, and faculty to sample almost a dozen different meat and vegetarian chili concoctions cooked up by our very own RSENR graduate students.  Funds raised went to the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf and the RGSA.


Contestants set up chili cook-off.

RGSA officers, Cook-Off organizers, and contestants set up.


Meat chili

The chili is warm and ready for eating. Both meat-lovers' chili and...


vegetarian chili

and veggie selections.


RGSA officers slice cornbread and sell tickets.

The cornbread is sliced and the ticket seller is ready.


Guests pay their entry fee.

Hungry guests arrive, pay their entrance fee, and receive a voting ballot.


Guests serving themselves.

Guests eagerly serve themselves


Crowd feasts.

The crowd thickens as the chili in the pots thins.


Guests eat.

Guests eat and socialize...or just EAT!


Ballots in glasses.

The votes are cast and the ballots are tallied.



Congratulations to the winners (left to right):

Christine Peterson 2nd place veggie, Besse Perry 1st place veggie,

Nathan Reigner 1st place meat, and Emil Tsao 2nd place meat.