Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport held its first Chili Cookoff Saturday, an event that raised more than $1,500 to support Group for the East End.
The event featured a dozen entries — eight amateur, four professional — competing for three prizes. Catherine and Edward Zawadski of Selden won the overall prize and the award for the top amateur chili. Amarelle in Wading River beat out Piping Plover in Southold, Custom Catering of the Port Jefferson and The Harvest Inn in Peconic in the professional category.
“We had a tremendous turnout,” said Clovis Point owner Hal Ginsburg. “We thank all of our amateur and professional chefs whose efforts made today possible and we are thankful for all the people who attended the event.”
Mr. Ginsburg, who organized the event along with tasting room manager Kelly Bruer, said he was excited to host an event that benefited a group dedicated to protecting the environment on the East End.
Group for the East End director of community outreach called the event a win-win for the two organizations.