The Chili Cookoff was a Delicious Success

The Chili Cookoff was a Delicious Success

Our annual Chili Cookoff was another great success this year! Thank you to more than 100 of our members who showed up to try the different chilis, take a look at the newly renovated Ferguson showroom, have some oysters, and enjoy a night among friends. We are grateful to have such a wonderful community in our industry!

A big congratulations to our Chili Cookoff and Dessert Contest winners!
Hottest Chili
Tex Mex Heat
Eddie Howard, APB, Howard Custom Builders
Best Presentation
Sweet Beats Heat
Bryn Brutosky, APB, Ryan Homes
Best Chili
Gale’s $10,000 Chili
Richard Bernath, Southern Traditions Window Fashions
Best Dessert
Ferg-a-licious
Susan Smith, Ferguson Kitchen and Bath

The Professional Women in Building Council hosted a balloon pop and raffle to raise money for the South Carolina Builders Political Action Committee. Thank you to everyone who popped a balloon and entered the raffle, and congratulations to our many winners!

Thank you also to our sponsors for helping us with this event–thank you to Ferguson for hosting and being the presenting sponsor; thank you to Clark’s Termite and Pest Control for providing and cooking the oysters; and thank you to Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet for sponsoring the chili and dessert contests.

The Competition is Heating Up: Chili Cookoff Scheduled for November 1

The Competition is Heating Up: Chili Cookoff Scheduled for November 1

Bring your appetite on November 1st at the newly renovated Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting showroom on Woodruff Road for the Annual Chili Cookoff. Clark’s Termite and Pest Control will sponsor the oyster roast and Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet will sponsor the beer and wine bar. Take a bite of competition and enter the chili cookoff or dessert contest! Not a talented cook? Come help us judge the tasty entries.
Want to win some prizes? The Professional Women in Building Council will host a balloon pop to raise money for the Political Action Committee. Buy a raffle ticket to pop a balloon and a win a prize, from gift cards to a an olive oil tasting for 20. All members are welcome to this annual event.

Chili Cook-off event winning Best Dessert recipe. Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

Chili Cook-off event winning Best Dessert recipe. Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

If you were as curious as we were about what was in those delicious desserts and chili’s at the Chili Cook-off event sponsored by Gateway Supply you are in luck as we were able to snag the winning dessert recipe from Susan at Ferguson Enterprises. 
Here’s what you need to make Ferguson’s winning Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

Ingredients
· 2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Cored And Peeled
· 2 cans Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
· 1 1/2 sticks Butter
· 1 cup White Sugar
· 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
· ½ cans Mountain Dew
· Ground Cinnamon
Preparation
Cut apples into 8 slices each.
Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.
Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples.
Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.
Just in time for Fall! Yum!
 

Pictured: Susan Smith and Mark Pollard of Ferguson Enterprises.

Fall was in the air at Thursday’s Chili and Politics Event making it a success!

Fall was in the air at Thursday’s Chili and Politics Event making it a success!

While the rain may have dampened summer’s sting and allowed for cooler weather, it was a great night for Chili and oysters at the annual Chili Cook-off event on September 24th. This year’s event was hosted and sponsored by Gateway Supply Co, with oysters provided by Clark’s Termite and Pest Control, and the nights beverages sponsored by Greer State Bank.

The HBA of Greenville would like to congratulate the Chili and Dessert Cook off winners.
  • Best Dessert- Ferga-licious, Ferguson Enterprises.
  •  Best Overall- Mean Mama’s Chili, GBS Building Supply
  • Hottest Chili- Fire in the Bowl, Gateway Supply Co
  • Best Presentation- Flint Rubble Bubble, Ferguson Enterprises.

                       
Thank you to everyone who brought a chili, dessert, or both. There was a great turn out with 9 chili entries and 5 dessert entries. We are looking forward to next year so get your aprons and recipes ready!

We would also like to thank those that donated school supplies to our School Supply Drive benefiting Greenville County Schools. Thank you!

Getting ready!

     

Lots of Fun at this Years Chili and Politics Event last Thursday!

Lots of Fun at this Years Chili and Politics Event last Thursday!

The rain and bad weather held out for The Chili and Politics event held this past Thursday evening. It was a great event with with great food and fun. While the judges of the Cook- Off had a hard decision to make the winners of the Best Chili and Dessert contest are as follows:
1st Place Chili- “OOO Wee”- GBS Building Supply
2nd Place Chili- “Wild Chicken Chili”- Howard Custom Builders
3rd Place Chili- “Smokin Hot”- The Cook’s Station
Best Dessert was awarded to The Cook’s Station for their Sweet Potato Bread Pudding.

There were also some great prizes including a  KBRS Tileable Shower worth over $700, eligible for Builder or Remodeler, won by Trey Cole of Trey Cole Design Group. A Cook’s Station gift basket went to Alan Boone of Advanced Renovations, and Bill Fitz of Gateway Supply won the raffle for some cold hard cash. 

The HBA of Greenville would like to thank our event sponsors for helping to make this event a success!
Enjoying some Oysters
GBS Team with their 1st Place Chili.
Oyster Roast courtesy of Clark’s