EMS/Firehouse Chili Cook Off

Milwaukee Fire Department Engine 28
Voted best chili, Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 28, Al Jansen, Eddie Schott and Jeff Pistiner

More than 600 Wine & Dine Wisconsin attendees, along with three celebrity chefs from leading Milwaukee-area restaurants, selected "Best Chili 2013" at the EMS/Firehouse Chili Cook Off. The event is sponsored by the three emergency departments from the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.

And, the winners are:

  • First Place: Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 28
  • Second Place: West Allis Fire Department, Station 1
  • Third Place: Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 2

Thank you to the seven teams from the metro Milwaukee area that competed.

  • Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 28
    (Al Jansen, Eddie Schott, Jeff Pistiner)
  • West Allis, Station 1
    (David Bandomir, Daniel Hauenstein, Brent Schreiber)
  • West Allis, Station 2
    (Andrew Brownson, Jesse Schwark)
  • Thiensville Fire Department
    (Andy Lafond, Lis Handgraf)
  • Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 2
    (Jerry Moes, Jim Maleci, Brad Jackson)
  • St. Francis Fire Department
    (Nicholas Poplar, Anthony Kloc, Andrew Corso)
  • Milwaukee Fire Department, Safety Academy
    (David Anderson, Steve Riegg)

Thank you also to the emergency medicine physicians, nurses and staff who volunteered to help make this great event a success.


Chili Cook Off Winners
The three winning teams take to the Chef Stage to be recognized for their efforts in the 2013 Firehouse/EMS Chili Cook-off.

Chili judging
Harbor House Executive Sous Chef, Dane Baldwin, awaits his sample of West Allis, Station 2's chili.

Serving chili samples
Milwaukee firefighter, Jim Maleci, works the crowd with samples of Engine 2's chili.

Sampling the chili
More than 600 Wine & Dine Wisconsin guests cast their votes on seven different firehouse/EMS chili recipes.

Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 2i
Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine 2 firefighters serve up their station's culinary expertise that carried them to third place in the competition.

West Allis Judging
West Allis, Station 1, firefighters, answer questions from celebrity chef judge, Sandy D'Amato.

Executive Chef Joe Muench
Executive Chef Joe Muench, from Maxie's Southern Comfort and Blue's Egg, takes a break from sampling Milwaukee Fire Department Safety Academy's chili to say hello.

Sparky the Dalmatian
"Sparky," from West Allis, greets visitors coming into the Chili Cook-Off event.