Teams compete in Chili Cook-Off

The Dowagiac High School Chili Chili Bang Bang team poses for a picture with their awards. They took first place in the chili category and third place in the tablescape category at the 11th annual Chili Cook-Off at Lake Michigan College.

BENTON HARBOR — Fifty-two students from four area high schools took part in the 11th annual Lake Michigan College Hospitality and Culinary Chili Cook-Off last month at The Mendel Center.

Participating teams representing St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Dowagiac and River Valley high schools prepared a chili recipe on-site for a panel of judges.