The tenth annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser brought in approximately 750 guests to the Owatonna National Guard Armory on Saturday to sample 43 chilies. 

10th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Benefiting the

Andrew Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund

Owatonna’s Best Chili:  The Kernel Restaurant

Grand Champion Red:  Jeff Hanson

Grand Champion White:  Megan Heller and Jasper Kruggel

Fame Awards Flame Award (Hottest Chili):  Todd Bergland

Chef’s Choice Red: Kurt Lindenbaum

Chef’s Choice White:  Heather Lenz

People’s Choice Red:  Kurt Lindenbaum

People’s Choice White:  Heather Lenz

43 chilies

14 Grand Champions

24 Regulars

5 Restaurants (Famous Dave’s, HyVee, The Kernel, Owatonna Country Club, Torey’s Restaurant)

Approximately 750 guests.

Nearly $7,000 raised for Andrew Lawrence Scholarship

5 scholarships each of $1000 this May.