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Riga Business School wins Best Chili 2022

Oct 18, 2022 from 19:00 till 21:00
Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town, Grecinieku 25

The Riga Business School team, represented by Justin Bancroft and Denis Gorshkov won the title of the Best Chili in Riga 2022 for La Cocina Colorado chili. The Riga Graduate School of Law team (Kriss Elerts and Alise Podniece) received the most votes from attendees and won the People's Choice Award for the Chili can Law.

The second place was awarded to Annie Bea’s Chili team represented by John Tully and Laura Dabare for Annie Bea’s Chili. Your Favorite Chili team represented by Pauls Miklasevics and Agnese Lace with Hog Town Delight received the third place.

The Riga Business School team received the title Best Chili Riga 2022 and a special Chili Pepper Award. 

"It was a tough competition. But it was great to see friends and colleagues who also are chili fans. Due to the pandemic, it was the first in three years, " comments Justin Bancroft winner of the Best Chili in Riga 2022.

The jury consisted of expert chili tasters and chefs: Andrew Byrley, Economic and Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Jeffrey Grinvalds, winner of Best Chili in Riga 2019, Linda Johnson, Co-owner of Stockpotriga and Renars Purmalis, Chef of TV Show Gatavo Dabā.

5 teams participated in this year’s Cook-Off including:

  • Annie Bea’s Chili team: John Tully and Laura Dabare with their Annie Bea’s Chili
  • R.B. Management team: Jerry Wirth and David DeRousse with Bubbling Hot Chili
  • Riga Graduate School of Law team: Kriss Elerts and Alise Podniece with Chili can Law
  • Riga Business School team: Justin Bancroft and Denis Gorshkov with La Cocina Colorado
  • Your Favorite Chili team: Pauls Miklasevics and Agnese Lace with Hog Town Delight

The Annual Chili Cook-Off is a traditional autumn event where AmCham members and friends compete for the Best Chili in Riga award.

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