Thirteen entries sampled in 2022 event, which included car show, raffle

ATASCADERO — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2814 has crowned the best chili makers of the 2022 VFW 2814 Chili Cook-off. 

Of the 13 chili entries, first place was won by Kristy McGill, second place was won by VFW Post Member Mark Mallory, third place was won by Terry Granstrom and People’s Choice was earned by DeDe Davis.

Attendees had the chance to enter to win raffle prizes including a set of chef’s knives from Edge Works Sharpening, a car detail kit from Davis Auto Body, wine from Sarzotti Vineyards and Donati Family Vineyard, gift card and coffee gift basket from Starbucks, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce gift bag, Ancient Owl Beer Garden gift card, Miner’s Ace Hardware Gift Card plus a variety of gift bags.


Additionally, attendees enjoyed over a dozen cars with the Challengers Central Coast car club were on display in the parking lot, a sundae bar, Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and free face painting. Event photos are available at under “Special Events.” The date and details of the 2023 cook-off will be announced later.

The VFW 2814 is located at 9555 Morro Road near Santa Rosa Road in Atascadero. All proceeds benefit VFW 2814 and its programs that serve local veterans, their families and the local community.

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