Sunday, February 26, 2017 The 7th Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff raised a record breaking amount with the help of over 3,000 cookoff attendees. 34 local organizations and businesses participated in the competition with unique kosher chili recipes to benefit the seven local Jewish Day Schools and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center's Meals on Wheels Program.
The Houston Jewish community enjoyed live music from local bands, The Danny Gavin Band and Houston's Young Kletzmer Band, an obstacle course, balloon artists and face painting while getting to sample some of Houston's best kosher chili.
The best chili and first place award went to the Aishel House "Holy Chili Peppers" team. Following closely behind, the Friendship Circle/Chabad Outreach/Chai Learning Center of West Houston received second place and the Congregation Emanu El Boy Scout Troop 1190 took third place.