This year’s Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off is just over two weeks away. 

However, staff members at one local business just couldn’t wait so they had a cook-off of their own.

The Annual Williams Lea Tag Chili Cook-off took place on Friday. 

This is the second year for the event which also benefits the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. 

Nearly twenty staff members cooked up their favorite recipes that were graded by a panel of judges.

Williams Lea Tag employees who attended the event purchased tasting tickets to sample the chili. 

There is also a 50-50 raffle with all money going to the United Way.

WLT, Sr. Manager of Communications, Jennifer Materkoski said, “Yeah we have some really great cooks here on staff. Everybody has some great feedback on the event. It’s some thing that started up last year as a way to support the United Way and be more involved in the community.”

Co-founder, Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off, Rose Warmuth said, “This event is really wonderful because I know it’s team building for Williams Lea. But it’s also team building for the United Way and the Chili Cook-off and it’s gets everybody ready and excited for the event.” 

The winner was Aimee Freeland with her Smoky three-pepper Chili.

She received a cash prize and a paid entry into the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off on June 2nd at Heritage Port.