4th Annual HBA Auxiliary Chili & Pie Cookoff Results

The Houston Bar Association Auxiliary presented its fourth annual Chili & Pie Cookoff on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Bayou City Event Center, hosted in partnership with Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Houston Bar Association. Proceeds from the event benefit the HBAA Charitable Fund, which provides scholarships to hardworking 2L law students at each of the three local law schools. Scholarship recipients for 2018 will be announced Monday, April 9.

Congratulations to the winners of Saturday’s cookoff!

  • Chili Contest Results
    1. Lane Law Firm with team “Come and Take It” (took first place in 2017 as well)
    2. Hughes Watters Askanase with team “Houston Wild Ass Chili Team”
    3. Yetter Coleman with team “Yetter Coleman Team”
  • People’s Choice Donors: Harris County Democratic Party Judicial Coordinated Campaign
  • Pie Contest Results
    1. Caramel chocolate pecan pie by Hazel Donato (took second place in 2016)
    2. Lemon meringue by Tasha Snipes (took first place in 2017)
    3. Pecan pie by Scott Dollinger
  • Best Booth: Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Fireman Theme (took first in 2017)

Thank you to the sponsors, judges and participants who made the event possible!

  • Pie Contest Judges
    • Judge Michael Landrum, 113th District Court
    • Sharron Sanborn, food blogger
  • Chili Contest Judges
    • Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield, 190th District Court
    • Judge Mike Engelhart, 151st District Court
    • Associate Judge Raul Rodriguez, Houston Municipal Courts
    • Judge Lynn Bradshaw-Hull, Retired Senior District Judge
    • Judge Steven Kirkland, 334th District Court
    • Associate Judge Eileen Gaffney, 312th District Court
  • Booth Judge: HBA President Alistair Dawson, Beck Redden LLP
  • Kid’s Zone
    • Rocking Horse arranged by HBAA President Lisa Sharp
    • Face painting and balloon artist
    • Children’s author Bailey Moore signing and selling copies of his book Mr. Archie Is Missing
  • Band: Shotgun Road Band (Jarrod Maddox and Stacey Steele)
  • Sponsors
    • $2,000 Poblano Pepper Sponsor: Hughes Watters Askanase LLP
    • $1,000 Jalapeno Pepper Sponsors:
      • Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool
      • The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz III
      • HBAA Charitable Fund Chili Queens
      • Network Funding
      • MehaffyWeber
      • Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould
      • Gulfstream Legal Group
      • Yetter Coleman LLP
      • Easy Serve
    • $500 Chili Pepper Sponsors
      • Jackson Walker LLP
      • Faubus Civil Trial Lawyers
      • Diversified Recruiting
      • Judy and Dudley Oldham
    • $250 Hot Tamale Sponsors
      • Grayson L. Davis, PLLC
      • Law Office of A.L. “Dick” Dent III
      • Geric Tipsword for Judge 280th Civil District Court
    • $500 Other Team Sponsors
      • Jim Bavouset
      • Beck Redden LLP
      • Baker Donelson
      • Red Hot Chili Badgers
      • Bracewell LLP
  • In-Kind Contributors of Products and Services
    • Beer Sponsor: Saint Arnold Brewing Company
    • Hot Dog Sponsor: HBAA Charitable Fund
    • Media/PR Sponsor: Pennino and Partners
  • Committee Members
    • Co-Chairs
      • Hazel Donato (CF President)
      • Greg Griffin
      • Dominique Varner
    • Other Committee Members
      • Lisa Sharp (HBAA President)
      • Shameeza Ali
      • Anne Boss
      • Phyllis Dent
      • Liza Garcia (HYLA)
      • Kelly Greenwood
      • Susan Osterberg
      • Alisa Porter