Today was Horst Engineering’s 8th Annual Chili Cook Off. You may ask, what does this have to do with the precision machining of aerospace components? Well, a lot! To start with, we had great teamwork. We had eight contestants, five judges, two organizers, and more than 1st shift 50 beneficiaries of some great cooking.
It was great to see so much participation and excitement. The entrants included a variety of personnel. It was quite the eclectic cross-functional team of competitors:
- Purchasing Agent/Buyer
- Sales Engineer
- Quality Assurance Inspector
- Shipping & Receiving Coordinator
- Deburring Operator
- Supply Chain Manager
- President & CEO
The judges came from an equally diverse background. Appreciation goes out to everyone who participated, even if that just meant sampling the various recipes. We even had homemade salsa to go with multiple varieties of chips.
Congratulations to Jean Boucher for winning this year’s contests. Runner-up was Larry Frechette. It was a great day at Horst Engineering with a jam-packed 30 minute lunch period, which is pretty good for a late-winter Monday.