3rd Annual Chili Cookoff Benefit

Our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off went well and relatively injury free! Why have a chili cook off? We did it to raise money as well as collect canned goods for the East Texas Food Bank.

To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.

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2nd Annual Queso Cookoff Benefits PATH

2015 Genesis Queso CookoffClassy, yet cheesy — That’s how events played out at our 2nd annual charity Queso Cookoff, benefitting PATH, People Attempting to Help. All in all, it was a very Gouda experience.

PATH’s mission is to help the people of our community with emergency relief and empowerment programs through a small, diverse staff and an army of around 400 well-equipped volunteers.

Yesterday’s winners:

  • First Place: Mandy Jentes
  • Second Place: James Wansley
  • Third Place: Jamey Whitley

To find out more about PATH and how you can help, visit their website.


2014 Chili Cookoff

2nd Annual Genesis Chili CookoffIn partnership with the East Texas Food Bank, The Genesis Group held our second annual fundraising Chili Cookoff. Congratulations to Marka Cochran for her winning entry! Financial proceeds and food donations from the Chili Cookoff went to the East Texas Food Bank.

Chili entries included:

  • Imminent Aftershock
  • Blazin’ Brewhaha
  • Judges Choice
  • Jim Nipp – Vote for Me
  • Show Me the Beef
  • Perspiration Inducer
  • Ring of Fire
  • Meat Tornado
  • No Beano Encino Man Chili
  • Alternative Energy Chili
  • Chili Chili Bang Bang
  • How Many Alarms?

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