Cook-off Before the Kick-off unites chili lovers in Mt. Olive

MT. OLIVE, N.C. (WITN) – One community here in the east got its fill of chili last Saturday.

The second-ever Cookoff before the Kickoff happened in Mt. Olive at R & R Brewing.

It’s an event sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

Our very own Courtney Bunting was one of nine judges at the competition.

Contestants competed in four categories: home style, veggie and traditional red and verde.

Win received a chance to compete in the 2024 World Championship Chili Cookoff and cash prizes of up to $220.

Community members could also stop by for a taste of the delicious concoctions.