TASTERS ENJOY COOKOFF

Winners at the Beach Club Cookoff were (L to R) Fred Reichenbach, Claire Thayer, Mary Maynard and Gary Maynard.

More than 120 people were taste-testers at the annual Shipyard “Chili/Chowder Cookoff.” Eleven recipes were sampled for a popular winner, while Sonesta Resort chef Charles Pejeau selected his winners.

Husband and wife team Mary and Gary Maynard took home the top prizes. Mary’s entry of “Wild Rice and Mushroom” won the chowder competition while Gary’s “Down Home” chili earned him the Chili Cookoff Championship. The couple said, “We both had a great time preparing and watching tasters enjoy our entries.”

Fred Reichenbach (Hungry Heart Attack Chili) and Claire Thayer (Cheesy Chili) were winners of the chef’s choice awards. All four winners were presented with gift certificates for meals at either the Sonesta Resort or the Shipyard Golf Club.