Thank you to all who attended our 2019 Youth Services Firefighter Chili Cook-Off & Trivia Contest. It was a wonderful night of community and fun from the delicious chili’s that were served up by the Glenview, Northbrook and Wilmette Fire Departments, to the exciting Trivia Contest where 30 teams competed to become the trivia team champions! Over 400 guests gave generously and helped raise more than $31,000 to support the mission of Youth Services.

Special thanks to our panel of judges for helping select the “Judges Choice” Winner:

  • Charlie Coorigan, Sunset Foods
  • Franco Francese, Coarse Italian
  • Kevin Kolman, Weber Head Grill Master
  • Johanna Mirpuri, Momma Cuisine
  • Tyler Pontarelli, Forza Meats
  • Jerry Riles, The Rewind Sports :60
  • Betsy Seno, NIPSTA
  • Phil Schneider, YS Superstar Volunteer
  • John Tarson, Athletico Center

Congratulations to Glenview Fire Station #14 for their “Judge’s Choice” winning “Cascabel Chili” and to the Wilmette Fire Station #26 for their “People’s Choice” winning “Scott’s Brilliant Chili”! 

Please check back soon for photos from the event. 

Thank you again for joining us and for your generosity! We can’t wait to see you in 2020!

To learn more about supporting our Firefighter Chili Cook-Off & Trivia Contest event, please contact Erin Miller at or 847.724.2620.

If you did not have a chance to give that night, there is still time to make a difference and help us reach our fundraising goal. The dollars raised from this event will go far in supporting our services. Each dollar makes a difference as the demand on our services is higher than ever. For example, the requests for our crisis response program alone has doubled in the 2019/2020 academic year as opposed to last year. Please help ensure we are continue this important work by donating here.

Check out some of these great photos from 2018!
Want to see even more, check out our Facebook page for all of the event photos!

Special thanks to our 2019 Event Sponsors:



Lisa Anastasia

Margaret Middleton

Doug & Laura Welch


Cook and Kocher Insurance Group

Bill & Beth Coulson

Connie Dornan

Forza Meats

Glenview Optimist Club

John & Barbara Howard

Kronos Foods Corp.

Teddie Kossof Salon Spa

Wipfli LLP


FGK Services

Dan Fraser

Lippitz Orthodontics

Nolan & Freund Dental Professionals

The O’Leary Family

Karen Patterson

Sterling Exteriors


Goode & Fresh Pizza Bakery

North Branch

Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta

Sunset Foods


Your Pie