Shawn Smith, owner of the Eat on Banning & 5th restaurant in White Bear Lake, won the V.I.P. Chili Cook-Off held at Cerenity Senior Care – White Bear Lake on Sat., March 10. Judges included Brigid Thompson of Sail La Vie, White Bear Lake City Manager Mark Sather, State Rep. Carol McFarlane and White Bear Lake Fire Chief Tim Vadnais.
The 152 Cook-Off attendees had an opportunity to sample chili prepared by the 12 contestants and vote for their favorite. The White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emerson and Firefighter/EMT Jeannene Rausch team received the People’s Choice Award.
The Chili Cook-Off is an annual fundraiser, with this year’s proceeds benefiting the building project. We raised more than $1,000. Thank you contestants, judges and guests!
Read more about the event in the White Bear Press.