Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off


The Fifth Annual Chili and Cornbread Cook-off is scheduled to take place on February 25 at 5:00 p.m. at the Middletown United Methodist Church, 924 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown. Anyone interested in attending or submitting an entry of chili, cornbread, or both should email Linda Bardell at

The categories on which the chili will be judged are: People’s Choice, Most Flavorful, Hottest, Most Unique, and Most Traditional. The cornbread categories will not only include the People’s Choice, Most Unique, and Most Flavorful, but also Best Gluten Free. Certificates of appreciation and achievement will be awarded by the judges.

Each year, the church takes this opportunity to recognize a member of the community to be honored and thanked for their commitment to helping others. Church Pastor Derrick Doherty said, “Last year, we  thanked those at Nut Swamp Elementary School for welcoming our congregation to worship there while our new church was under construction over 50 years ago. This year, we will again highlight someone or a group for their outstanding service to others. All are welcomed, so come to the event and find out who is honored this year!”