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New Orleans Firemen's FCU Hosts All Fired Up Chili Cookoff

On Friday, May 5, New Orleans Firemen's FCU (NOFFCU) hosted their first All Fired Up Chili Cookoff. Employees of the credit union prepared their unique chili recipes, with the winner being chosen from an independent panel of judges. The first place winner of the chili cookoff was Toni Woodson. Toni is the Regional Manager of NOFFCU's South shore branches.

Toni will go on to represent NOFFCU in Xpress Data Inc's Fifth Annual Credit Union Chili Challenge in San Diego, CA. She will compete against other credit unions for $14,000 in total prize money for their favorite charities, with the 1st place winner moving on to the World's Championship Homestyle Division. Toni will also become a card carrying member of the International Chili Society, courtesy of Xpress Data Inc.

When asked about winning the competition, Toni Woodson said, "Chili is not my 'thing' but, cooking and being competitive is. I was so excited that I won. All of our chefs were fired up!"

NOFFCU staff also voted on a People's Choice Award. The winners of this category were Kimberly Benoit (First Place); Amy Rodriguez (Second Place); and Liliam Orellana (Third Place).

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