VIDEO | Winners from the West Bend Kiwanis Early Riser’s Chili Cookoff


Feb. 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Kiwanis Early Riser’s Chili and Soup Cookoff was a popular event over the weekend. Families and friends got their fill of some of the best locally-made chili. The Kiwanis ended up with about $10,500 in profit, which will be given back to the community.

The Kiwanis Early Riser’s next “community event” is the Free Kids Fishing Clinic.

The People’s choice:

For soup—

1st place—Jug’s Hitching Post Saloon & Grill

2nd—The Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie

3rd—The Braising Pan Restaurant & Bar

Photo courtesy West Bend Firefighters

The People’s choice:

for chili:

1st place—New Perspective Senior Living

2nd—West Bend Fire Fighters

3rd—Interfaith Caregivers

The judge’s choice:

For soup—

Independent restaurants category–

1st place—Riverside Brewery & Restaurant

2nd—The Braising Pan Restaurant & Bar

3rd—Jugs Hitching Post Saloon & Grill

Franchise restaurant category—

The Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie (only one entry in this category)




The judge’s choice:

For Chili—

First Responders—

West Bend Fire Fighters (only one in this category)

Independent restaurants category

1st place—Skinny Vic’s Diner & Coffee Shop

2nd—Timmer’s Resort

3rd—Moonlighting Bar & Grill

Franchise restaurants category—

1st place—New Perspective Senior Living

2nd–The Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie

3rd—Dunn Brothers Coffee


Business category—

1st place—West Bend Noon Kiwanis

2nd—Minuteman Press of West Bend

3rd—Don Patnode Agency / American Family


Non-profit category—

Interfaith Caregivers (only one in this category)


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