It was a chili grudge match in Greenville Wednesday all in the name of charity.
The Greenville Fire Department garage played host to the "battle royale" with all proceeds going to the United Way.
Eleven combatants presented their take on the popular dish with judges casting their vote for their favorite.
The participants were made up of members of the city of Greenville, the police department, and the fire department.
In the end Billy Merrill took the top prize with his backdraft chili. Second place went to Jason Palmatier with his gut thumper chili, and 3rd went to Rahul Thapar with his offering.