The results are in: Chili Cook-off winners announced

By Jennifer DiDomenico

A&E Editor

The results are in. The winners have been announced for the 22nd Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-off & Beer Festival.

Thousands of residents and visitors gathered for the event at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, sampling chili and beer made by chili experts from all over the world.

Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the event served as a regional qualifier for the state chili final competition.

The Red Chili winners include first place winner Matthew Levi, second place winner Larry Welrikol and third place winner Michael Powers. Powers also took home awards for People’s Choice and Best Booth.

The Chili Verde winners include first place winner Donald Perry, second place winner Richard Chauvin and third place winner Matthew Levi.

Allen Case took home an award for Salsa.