There was plenty of noodling around during the inaugural mac and cheese cookoff benefit last Sunday, sponsored by the Bolingbrook Rotary Club.
Held at sports bar, 12 participants had their dishes tasted and voted on by more than 170 attendees.
“The event was a huge success and a lot of fun,” said Rotary member Kim Coyne. “We had a nice mix of ‘cheftestants’ from Rotary and the Bolingbrook community at-large.”
Prizes and bragging rights were given to the top three recipes. First place went to Dmitris Perivoliotis, second to Trish Stach, and third to Ken McConnaughay.
Because of Dmitris first place win, he gets a booth at the Bolingbrook Chamber's annual Taste of Bolingbrook in May, along with a $100 Tailgaters gift card.
During the evening, prizes were raffled off from Tailgaters, the , Spectrum Sportswear and .
Tailgaters was the evening's main sponsor donating their time, preparing a full buffet to compliment the mac and cheese dishes and generous prizes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rotary’s scholarship fund for local high school students.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and number of walk-ins we had,” Coyne said. “We had planned to serve 120 when we turned our numbers into Bob Zalewski at Tailgaters on Friday so 170-plus far exceeded our expectations for a first year event.”