Last weekend ABW partnered with the Taste of DC for the fourth year in a row, this year taking lead on showcasing the D.C. Chili Cook-Off!

Saturday ABW featured a sample of espresso using the top of the line Miele coffee maker! Everyone raved about the bold taste and extra burst of energy the espresso shot provided.

On Sunday, the Chili Cook-Off started at noon, giving the 8 competitors 3 hours to make and present 3 servings to the judges. The competing chefs used some of the top-of-the-line brands to prepare their products, all of whom partnered with ABW to make this event possible: Samsung, Capital, Bertazzoni, Wolf, Viking, Blue Star, Electrolux, and Thermador.

Judging featured 3 culinary professionals, one of whom has their own cookbook, that scored the offerings based on taste, texture, and appearance. This year’s winner Anna Maria Angelakis from Angeli Gourmet finished with a strong 70 point scorecard, and took home a 6 piece Wolf cooking set!

Throughout the weekend, ABW Sales staff and culinary interns Brandon and Miah gained experience helping set up and serve the coffee. Brandon even got to help MC the cooking competition! ABW also featured an Instagram contest to win a Samsung TV! Anyone in attendance simply had to upload a clever picture with the #ABWChiliCookoff.

A fantastic time was had by all!