O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-Off & Springs Celebration

O’Leno Olé Chili Cookoff 2017

We sure had a beautiful day for our 10th Annual O’Leno Ole’ Chili Cookoff and Springs Celebration! And plenty of folks turned out to enjoy the music, presentations, arts and crafts, and CHILI!

O’Leno’s 10th Olé Chili Cookoff took place April 1, 2017,
and winners are as follows:

CASI Chili Category:

1st Place – Amy Harder, “Black Dog Chili,” High Springs, FL
2nd Place – Brett Harder, “Chugwater,” High Springs, FL
3rd Place – Bert Dunn, “Beer Bay Chili,” Homosassa, FL
4th Place – Stuart Frye, “School House Chili,” Pensacola, FL
5th Place – Brenda Macrides, “GrannyB’s Getcha Sum,” Ft. White, FL
6th Place – Kitty Dolan, “Miss Kitty’s Fire Gal Chili,” Brooksville, FL
7th Place – Tom Calano, “Doing Time Chili,” Brooksville, FL
8th Place – Candi Knight-Arevalo, “Candi Kisses,” Wellington, FL
9th Place – Tammy Imus, “Tams CASI,” Orange Park, FL
10th Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon Chili,” Orange Park, FL

CASI Showmanship:

1st Place – Jane Calano, “Maggie’s Lucky Again Irish Chili,” Brooksville, FL
2nd Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon,” Orange Park, FL

Open Chili With Meat Category:

1st Place – Bert Dunn, “Beer Bay Chili,” Homosassa, FL
2nd Place – Kathy Martin, “Black Bear Chili,” Beverly Hills, FL
3rd Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon Chili,” Orange Park, FL

Open Vegetarian Chili Category:

1st Place – Angela Knox, Bell, FL

People’s  Choice Award:

Brett Harder, “Lazy S Chili,” High Springs, FL

 

PRIOR YEARS CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS

O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-Off 2016

O’Leno’s 9th Olé Chili Cook-Off took place April 2, 2016,
and winners are as follows:

CASI Category:

1st Place – Amy Harder, “Black Dog,” High Springs, FL
2nd Place – Jordan Wenberg, “No Name,” Jacksonville, FL
3rd Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon Chili,” Orange Park, FL
4th Place – Brett Harder, “Chugwater,” High Springs, FL
5th Place – Bert Dunn, “Beer Bay Chili,” Homosassa, FL
6th Place – Lane Blair, “Bowl of Red,” Douglasville, GA
7th Place – Candi Knight-Arevalo, “Candi Kisses,” Wellington, FL
8th Place – Brenda Macrides, “Granny B’s Getcha Sum,” Ft. White, FL
9th Place – Lynette Blair, “Chihuahua Chili,” Douglasville, GA
10th Place – Dean Ferrell, “Dr. Dean’s Emergency Room Chili,” Oviedo, FL

Open Category:

1st Place – Brenda Macrides, “Belle of the Ball,” Ft. White, FL
2nd Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon Chili #4,” Orange Park, FL
3rd Place – Jay Wenberg, “Finger Pullin,” Jacksonville, FL

Showmanship Awards:

1st Place – Lynette Blair, “Blair’s Buckarros,” Douglasville, GA
2nd Place – Dean Ferrell, “Dr. Dean,” Oviedo, FL
3rd Place – Chuck Stock, “Chuck Wagon,” Orange Park, FL

People’s  Choice Award:

Thomas Bertucci & Raine Mincey, “Shotgun’s Chili,” Gainesville, FL

 

O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-Off 2015

O’Leno’s 8th Olé Chili Cook-Off took place March 28, 2015,
and winners are as follows:

CASI Category:

1st Place – Amy Beams, Homosassa, FL
2nd Place – Amy Harder, High Springs, FL
3rd Place – Bert Dunn, Homosassa, FL
4th Place – Chuck Stock, Orange Park, FL
5th Place – Charles (Chuck) Dolan, Brooksville, FL
6th Place – Candi Knight-Arevalo, Wellington, FL
7th Place – Rebecca Hanes, Gainesville, FL
8th Place – Brenda MacRides, Ft. White, FL
9th Place – Doug Roy, Clearwater, FL
10th Place – Marty Slevin, Gainesville, FL

Open With Meat Category:

1st Place – Bert Dunn, Homosassa, FL
2nd Place – Amy Harder, High Springs, FL
3rd Place – Brett Harder, High Springs, FL
4th Place – Kevin True, High Springs, FL
5th Place – Brenda MacRides, Ft. White, FL

Open Vegetarian Category:

1st Place – Ann Lane, High Springs, FL
2nd Place – Kevin Williams

Showmanship Awards:

1st Place – Kitty Dolan / Miss Kitty’s Fire Gal Chili, Brooksville, FL
2nd Place – Ann Lane / Florida Fresh, High Springs, FL

O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-Off 2014

O’Leno’s 7th Olé Chili Cook-Off took place March 29, 2014, and winners are as follows (photos to come):

Open Category:                                    Name of Chili:

1st Place – Brett Harder, High Springs, Fl.         Coco Loco
2nd Place – Amy Harder, High Springs, Fl.        Texas Tornado
3rd Place – Chuck Stock, Orange Park, Fl.        Chuck Wagon Open Chili
4th Place – Stephen Spicer, Bradenton, Fl.        Rajun Cajun Buffalo Chili
5th Place – Brenda Card, Orange Park, Fl.        Hooligan’s Open Chili

CASI Category:

1st Place – Brenda Macrides, Ft. White             Granny’B’s Getcha Sum
2nd Place – Chuck Stock, Orange Park, Fl.       Chuck Wagon Chili
3rd Place – Bert Dunn, Homossassa, Fl.            Beer Box Chili
4th Place – Chuck Dolan, Brooksville, Fl.           Biker Trash
5th Place – Kitty Dolan, Brooksville, Fl.             Miss Kitty’s Firegal Chili
6th Place – Amy Beams, Homossassa, Fl.        Lil Pepper Chili
7th Place – Rhonda Hiser, Orange Park, Fl.      Hooligan’s Chili
8th Place – Anna Wendt, Archer, Fl.                  Knock Your Socks Off
9th Place – Brett Harder, High Springs, Fl.        Chugwater
10th Place – Candace Arevalo, Wellington, Fl.  Candi Kisses Chili

Showmanship Awards:

1st Place – Rhonda Hiser, Orange Park, Fl.
2nd Place – Stephen Spicer, Bradenton, Fl.
3rd Place – Anna Wendt, Archer, Fl.

 

O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-Off 2010

O’Leno’s third Olé Chili Cook-Off took place March 27, 2010. Plenty of chefs made a showing to show off their chili this year! Enjoy the photos!

 

Here are the top 3 for the CASI Chili contest:

1st  Frank
Arevelo, Wellington, FL   

2nd  Bert
Dunn, Homosassa,   FL   

3rd  Amy
Beams,Homosassa, FL

 

 

CHILI  SHOWMANSHIP  WINNERS

1. Jimmy Maturo, Niceville, FL

2. Marylyn Dance, Flagler Beach, FL

3. Chuck Stock, Orange Park, FL

 

CHILI  OPEN  WINNERS

1. Brenda McKenzie, Ft White, FL

2. Marylyn Dance, Flagler Beach, Fl

3. Chuck Stock, Orange Park, FL

 

 

CHILI  CASI  WINNERS

        

CHILI  SHOWMANSHIP  WINNERS

 

        

CHILI  OPEN  WINNERS

                                                          

 O’Leno Olé Chili Cook-off 2009

O’Leno’s second Olé Chili Cook-off took place March 28, 2009. It proved there are a whole lot of people that like chili and plenty of chefs that want to show you how it’s done. Take note, as the following are some of the 2009 winners for Best Chili and are featured in the photos on this page! 1st Place Chili Winner: AMY BEAMS of Homosassa, FL (Sorry, no photo, but she had to be mentioned!)

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of Showmanship and People’s Choice Award: JIM MATURO, Niceville, FL, Silver Wings Chili (Top Left Photo) 3rd Place in Showmanship and 3rd Place in Chili: KEN SWART, Kennesaw, GA,  Black Gold Chili (Top Right Photo. Ken’s in the blue shirt, getting it “just right”.) 5th Place Chili: BRET HARDER, High Springs, FL, Coco Loco Chili (Bottom Left Photo. Bret with Jim Rothfeldt, CSO President, in the white hat.) 9th Place in Chili: RAY LAMPE, Lakeland, FL, Swingin’ Meat Chili (Bottom Right Photo)(If anyone has any photos of any other winners they would like featured on this page, please e-mail them to or contact FriendsofOleno@windstream.net.)


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