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Winner, Winner, Chili Dinner!


By Hayden Bergman

The results of the 2023 UHD Chili Cook-Off are in! 

The winners are listed below—but all the participants are winners in the category of delicious. Congrats to all the teams that participated and helped make the event possible!    

First Place
Bad Rumor Kookers 
Team Captain: Victor Landin (Student, affiliated Alumni) 

Second Place 
Chili Nelson 
Team Captain: Albert Alonzo (Alumni) 

Third Place
Los Bad & Boujee 
Team Captain: Stefany Records (Staff, Administration & Finance) 

People’s Choice Chili and Best Décor
Big Daddy’s Chili 
Team Captain: Adrian Mallard (Staff, W.I. Dykes Library) 

UHD also thanks all of the teams for participating this year: 

  • Los Bad & Boujee, Stefany Records, Team Captain 
  • Big Daddy’s Chili, Adrian Mallard, Team Captain 
  • Good Chili (like Good Burger but Chili), Marvin Deaver, Team Captain 
  • Chili Nelson, Albert Alonzo, Team Captain 
  • Boots Beef & Beans Chili, Alex Alvarez, Team Captain 
  • Chili Reaction, Courtney Cain, Team Captain 
  • The Ten Chili Commandments, Jordal Gipson, Team Captain 
  • Code 1 Chili Cookers, Lt. Vanessa Gay, Team Captain 
  • Bad Rumor Kookers, Victor Landin, Team Captain 
  • UHD Bike Club, Bryan Alvardo, Team Captain 
  • Gator Bayou Cookers, Michael Manuel, Team Captain 
  • Here 4 The Beer Cookers, Nick Martinez, Team Captain 
  • KOOL-ARROWS, Nick Martinez, Team Captain 
  • Smoked up Cookers, Craig Heitmiller, Team Captain 
About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.