Cook-off brings community together
by Tamara Stokes
It may be mixing metaphors, but Dan Prescott says Congregation Tiferet Israel Kosher Chili Cook-off scores a home run for Dallas.
"When we first started this thing, we hoped it would become what it is now, perhaps the best community event here," Prescott says. "It's a homerun on many levels because it gets the entire Jewish community, across denominational lines of Reform, Conservative or Orthodox, together."
More than 3,000 people attended Sunday's festivities, with 45 teams competing for the title of best chili.
Chabad of Plano took top honors, with Ohr Ha Torah in second place and Camp Gan Israel bringing home the third-place trophy.
New this year: a Challah bake-off, with Ruth Andres in first place, Eddie Weinberg in second and the Richard Glazer family in third.
Prescott says that Larry Kreditor, Louis' dad, flew in from New York to be a judge. "Many people wouldn't miss this event,"
says Prescott. -- Tamara Stokes
This story was published in the DallasJewishWeek
on: Thursday, April 10, 2003