The tasty event raised almost $2,000 for the Family Life Center.
Michelle Keith entered Jordan Farrell’s third-annual Chili Cook-off, the first time she has ever participated in a cook-off of any kind, on Super Bowl Sunday at Break Awayz in Flagler Beach— and she won.
“I Googled on Pinterest different chicken chilis, because I knew everyone would do beef,” Keith said, “and I felt like if someone would do chicken, it was going to be white chicken. And my Facebook friends suggested chicken enchilada, so I went with that and included my own secret datil sauce. I can’t believe it; especially because of how much I hang out here (at Break Awayz).”
Farrell, a broker associate at Parkside Realty Group, created the event several years ago with the hope of assisting locals at the Family Life Center.
“When I was serving on the Rotary board a few years ago,” he said, “I was looking for a local charity I could help out, and they came in and spoke. Who doesn’t want to help out a battered woman or someone in need of assistance?”
Between costs to taste the 15 pots of chili in the competition and to buy tickets for raffle prizes, Farrell says the cook-off raised nearly $2,000.
“It touches my heart when I go around and start collecting,” he said. “People don’t even ask me anymore, when I walk in their businesses; they just start giving me stuff. They all have a huge giving spirit.”