11th Annual West Bend Kiwanis Early Risers Soup and Chili Cook-off


West Bend, WI – Make plans to take part in the Kiwanis Early Risers annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Silverbrook School, 120 N. Silverbrook Drive in West Bend.

Advance tickets available at Horicon Bank, Klotz’s Piggly Wiggly or any Kiwanis Early Risers member.

Kiwanis Early Risers Chili cookoff

The West Bend Kiwanis Early Riser’s Chili and Soup Cookoff is always a popular event. Families and friends get their fill of some of the best locally-made chili.

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


2018 winners are below.

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







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)


Horicon Walk Park
Interfaith Caregivers

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