Follow Our Winning Trail!

24 Chili Championships in three countries!

As an insight to our family’s obsession with fantastic chili, follow our winning Trail!!  These are highlights of our success in the International Chili Society events:Happy Trails Chili - Tom Hoover 2010 World Championship Photo

1987 Utah State Champion
1989 Missouri State Champion
1990 Ohio State Champion
1991 Illinois State Champion
1992 Georgia State Champion
Kentucky State Champion
1993 Georgia State Champion (again!)
Kentucky State Champion (again!)also a second and third place in our family!
1993 Fourth Place in the World Championship Chili Cookoff in Reno, Nevada!!!!!!!
1994  Mexican National Champion!!!!
1995 Georgia State Champion ( really – three times a winner here!)
1996 Cincinnati Regional Champion
1997 Fourth Place in the WORLD – AGAIN!!!
1997 Second Place at the Texas State Championship!!!
1998 Nevada Champion
1999 Mexican National Champion – AGAIN!!
2000 Ontario, Canada Championship
2000 Cincinnati Goldstar ChiliFest
2000 Sixth place in the World Championship Chili Cookoff
2001 Great Lakes Regional Cookoff
2002 Georgia State Champion (four time Champ)
2003 Texas State Champion
2004  Last Chance World Qualifier
2005  Salsa by Happy Trails- WORLD Champion!!!!
2005  North Central  Michigan Regional
2006  Last Chance World Qualifier
2007  Last Chance World Qualifier
2008  Snowflake Michigan Regional
2009   Michigan State
2010 Georgia State Champion (yes, that is 5 time Champion!)
2010 WORLD CHAMPION !!!

Thanks Again and Happy Trails!

Tom Hoover

Chili photo

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