Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire firefighters from Eight Engine and Truck Company located in East Liberty will host a second annual chili cook-off competition at the East Liberty Citiparks Farmers’ Market .
The firefighters will compete with chefs from the Giant Eagle Market District, and all proceeds from chili sampling/voting will benefit the Salvation Army.
Visitors at the August 13 farmers’ market will have a chance to sample six types of chili for a small donation – and pick up fire safety and prevention information.
Monday, August 13, 2012
3:30 – 6 p.m.
Citiparks Farmers’ Market, Penn Circle West, East Liberty
On August 13, firefighters from Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire District 3 will present four chili recipes (three new recipes in addition to defending champion 2011 “Dragonslayer” chili). Giant Eagle chefs will prepare two recipes.
Patrons at the farmers’ market will have a chance to sample the six chili recipes in exchange for making a donation. All money collected will benefit the competitors’ chosen charity: Salvation Army.
“Firefighters across the nation compete in chili cook-offs since cooking is such an essential part of working at a firehouse, and firefighters can be truly amazing chefs,” according to organizer Firefighter Jim McGinley. “At Engine 8 we call ourselves ‘Dragon Slayers.’ Firefighters from PBF District 3 will prepare four chili recipes at our station houses. The Giant Eagle Market District chefs will prepare their two entries at their Shadyside store and we’ll meet on neutral turf for this wonderful opportunity to raise money for charity and educate the public regarding fire safety and prevention.”