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Johnsonville Hosts Firehouse Cook-off Challenges in Birmingham, Atlanta

Public Invited to Sample, Judge Firehouse Recipes for One-Pot Dishes

Johnsonville hosted a two-city firehouse challenge to honor the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the communities of Birmingham and Atlanta. The challenge, a crosstown cook-off between two firehouses in each city, featured a pair of firehouses competing for the title of best chili or stew recipe. Both cook-off challenges were free to the public, who were invited to sample the recipes and serve as judges to determine the winning recipe in each city.

The competing stations created and cooked their own chili or stew recipe featuring Johnsonville Sausage and a seasonal vegetable. The incorporation of other local ingredients was encouraged. The recipes were judged by community attendees in each city. Joining in the sampling and judging in Atlanta, was the Falcon’s standout cornerback Desmond Trufant.

The winning house in each city also received a special Johnsonville trophy. Johnsonville is also donating $5,000 to each of the city’s fire department to show support and appreciation for their hard work in the community.


The challenges are scheduled for:

Atlanta: Tuesday, Oct. 20

At: Firehouse Station 19, located at 1063 North Highland Ave. NE in Atlanta.

Competing stations 19 vs. 30

Time: 11 am

Winner: Station #19 (which people voted with the "red" spoon)

Two featured recipes:

** Atlanta Firehouse #19 collected the most votes for their Sausage & Squash Stew. Firehouse #30 came in second with its Pumpkin Spice & Sausage Stew!

Birmingham: Thursday, Oct. 15

At: Station 4, located at 110 Oslo Circle in Birmingham

Competing stations 4 vs. 25

Time: 11 am

** Station #4 collected the most votes for its Cajun Chicken Sausage Chili, while Station #25's recipe - Brat Pasta Stew - came in a close runner-up finish.