BEAVER TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – The results are in for this year’s Chili Cookoff, hosted by the Boardman Optimist Club.

More than a dozen celebrity chefs served up their chili for votes Wednesday night.

33 WYTV News’ own Lindsey Watson served as emcee for the competitive event. The goal was simple: fill the ballot box with as many votes as possible.

All the money raised at the event will go to the Optimist Club to invest in local kids.

Here’s a list of the night’s winners:

  • Hottest Chili went to Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene
  • Most Original Chili went to County Engineer Pas Ginnetti
  • Favorite Political Chili went to Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meachum
  • Favorite Celebrity Chili went to our very own Gerry Ricciutti
  • Best of Chili went to Commissioner Anthony Trafficanti, who defended his title for another year

It was a little heated at times — no pun intended — but such a fun event that raised money for the community.