Will Morgan of Conshohocken, pictured left above with Dave Keller of Conshy Corner Tavern, won the First Annual Kentucky Fire Chili Contest at the Conshy Corner Tavern. According to Morgan’s Facebook page, he is a sous chef at Harry’s Tap Room in Blue Bell. Also placing were Kim Kmat in second place and Jeremy Schoemaker in third place. The event raised $610 for the Colonial Neighborhood Council, which operates the local food bank and Meals on Wheels.
The event continues the tradition started at the Casmar Cafe, which closed last year after it was sold. Not participating this year was the “People’s Champ” Brad Culp who took a year off to scout the new venue and competition. Culp is best known as the guy who came in second to a nine year old girl in the 2012 competition. During the event yesterday, he declared his intention to return to the chili ring in 2015 and promised his entourage a victory.
Below are a few photos from yesterday’s competition: