Mariane and Raymond Foster won the seventh annual chilli cook-off in Kitimat.
The pair were representing the seniors centre as a last-minute addition.
“There was a guy that was supposed to be doing this but he mixed up his days and realized he couldn’t do it, so we got dumped with it,” said Raymond.
The event was hosted at the Riverlodge Recreation Centre in the Joanne Monaghan room. The event saw four groups submit their chilli for judging including, the Kitimat RCMP, Civeo, the Kitimat Masons and the Kitimat Seniors centre.
Everyone present got an opportunity to taste the various chillis and then vote on which one they enjoyed the most. No one knew who’s chilli was in which pot to ensure that voting was fair.
Eventually, the most votes went to the chilli in cup “c” which turned out to be the Foster’s chilli.
The recipe for the chilli is Mariane’s late husband’s and he used to prepare the dish for various events such as football games. She promised to keep it a secret and not share the recipe of the winning chilli.
Food was served with the help of local community members along with RCMP members.