Myrtle Beach challenged its employees to a chili cook off, Friday.
Seven teams of three prepared at least 20 quarts of chili to be tasted and judged at Myrtle's Market. The event raised money for the American Heart Association. The Myrtle Beach fire and police departments participated - just to name two.
Some of the teams attempted to make an original recipe. Others used family recipes they wouldn't share with anyone. "It's a secret. We're all from the same blood line and honor a family tradition. Many generations of my family died getting this recipe here to the United States so we could make great chili," said Mike Quinn, Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center won the contest.
Tasting and judging was open to the public for a $3 donation to the American Heart Association.
The event raised $681.