November 15, 2010

A perfect pairing

Not many things pair better with fundraising than food. Case in point: the annual Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off that brought hundreds to the Homewood campus on Friday to support the JHU Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. For $5, attendees lunched on chili, cornbread, dessert and a beverage while they supported colleagues who had entered the cooking competitions.

Pam Arrington of the School of Engineering took top chili honors with Three-Bean Spicy Chili. Second- and third-place honors went, respectively, to Double Meat Autumn Chili entered by Sheila Wells of Homewood Student Affairs and Babymakin’ Chili prepared by Renato Rapada of Arts and Sciences.

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bake brought top honors to Kristopher Zgorski of Academic and Cultural Centers, while judges awarded the second and third spots to Chocolate Zucchini Cake baked by D. Lynn O’Neill of Homewood Student Affairs and Cloud Nine Snickerdoodles entered by Leslie Nicholas of Advanced Academic Programs. A special prize for best artistic presentation went to Holly Haynes of Academic and Cultural Centers for Fall Leaves.

People’s Choice Awards were awarded to to Wells for her chili and to Abbey Merendino of Applied Math and Statistics and the Center for Leadership Education for her Caramel Fudge Chocolate Cake.