Lane Regional Medical Center’s inaugural Code Red Chili Cook-off raised more than $14,000 for the LaneRMC Foundation. Emceed by radio personality Sam McGuire, the event was held at the Americana/Level Home Development in Zachary on Saturday, November 15, 2014. In addition to tasting some world-class chili, activities included music and live remote with WYNK, craft beer tasting with Brasseurs a la Maison home brewing club, and a classic car show in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50 year Anniversary. Out of the competing teams, three were named Best Chili winners by local celebrity judges:
1st Place Best Chili & People’s Choice Award: The Heat Is On, Head Cook- Travis Hughes
2nd Place Best Chili: Tiger’s Eye Chili, Head Cook- Lacy Tranchina
3rd Place Best Chili: Chili H2O, Head Cook- Hays Owen
Best Team Spirit: Slicin’ and Dicin’, Head Cook- Jonathan Rodriquez and Seth Tassin
Additional chili teams included: The ZAPS, Head Cook- Gary Miller; Extreme Eats, Head Cook- Danielle DuBroc; The Camp Cooks, Head Cook- Ty Roy; Chili Commanders, Head Cook- Jason Allen; and Totally Cool Chili, Head Cook- Barrett Smelley. The Code Red Chili Cook-off was sponsored by Fox44, WYNK, Superior Ford and The Advocate. Media supporters included Cox Communications, The Zachary Post, Feliciana Explorer, Woodville Republican, Central Speaks and Business Journal North. And special thanks to all of the LaneRMC team members and community volunteers, as well as Georgia-Pacific, Complete Collision Center, Waste Management, YMCA, Coca-Cola, Banners and Signs by Design and LeBlanc’s Food Stores for making the event possible.