Ed Avalos, Undersecretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs (left) selects a chili sample from Altheria Myers (right), Agricultural Research Service during the U. S. Department of Agriculture Second Annual Chili Challenge Contest to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at USDA in Washington, DC, on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Celebrity chefs and USDA employee chef volunteers used chiliâs in delicious recipes to celebrate Hispanic cuisine. USDAâs traditional Chili Challenge trophy will be awarded to this yearâs best-tasting chili. The judges for the challenge will be Chefs Toni Tipton-Martin, Chef Pedro Matamoros from 8407 Kitchen Bar, Corporate Executive Chef Lance Lemin, Ed Avalos, Undersecretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Krista Hardin, Chief of Staff. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 18, 2014
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