Xcel Energy holds 11th annual Chili Cook-off for United Way

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A variety of chili recipes took center stage Wednesday as part of an annual fundraiser.

WEAU's Danielle Wagner was lucky enough to taste test all those chilis. She served as a judge for Xcel Energy's 11th Annual Chili Cook-off fundraiser.

Teams of Xcel Energy employees made nine different chili recipes.

Many teams picked a theme and decorated their serving area accordingly.

Employees could pay $5 to enjoy a bowl of each batch of chili.

"It's a great way to get people involved with employees that they don't work with very often, and it's great to just have that fun camaraderie," said Molli Davey with Xcel Energy.

A total of $545 was raised for United Way.

Here is the list of this year's winners:
Shoot and Holler- Team #3 - Chili Chili Bang Bang
Most Unique- Team #7 - The Melbians
Team Spirit- Team #2 - Brisky Business
Judges Winner- Team #2 - Brisky Business
People’s Choice- Team #7 - The Melbians (the Traveling Trophy will reside at Melby for the next year!)