Ready, Set, Cook!

The annual Student Life Chili Cook-Off draws a crowd and ends in a spicy victory.


Anderson lawn was crowded on the afternoon of April 14, 2015, with students, music, prizes and lots of chili. The Chili Cook-Off is quickly becoming a new tradition at HSU. This year there were seven different chili recipes for the four judges, students, faculty, and staff to sample.

Students were allowed to enter as an individual, team, or with their associated clubs and organizations. Winners were awarded gift cards and limited edition “Chili Cook-Off” T-shirts.

Ashley Haas, senior criminal justice major from San Antonio, said, “It was fun participating in one of HSU’s newest traditions while representing Alpha Phi Omega. The school and APO have meant so much to me and the chili cook-off was a fun way to help bring my senior year to a close.”

Awards were given out in three categories. Alpha Iota Omega took home the Best Presentation Award while Cameron and Lexi’s Team won most Creative Recipe. The overall Chili Cook-Off champion was Lambda Alpha Tau.

Austin Hennessey, senior psychology major said, “What better event for college students than one that involves food? The Chili Cook-Off is a great time for students to really come together and show off our awesome cooking skills. Winning the Chili-Cook-Off was unexpected, but it’s a great honor to have been chosen.”

Student Activities still has a few activities planned as the spring semester comes to an end. Gilbert’s Birthday party will be April 21 at noon, American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be April 24 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. and Fresh Fest will be April 30 at 7 p.m.

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