The 2018 Henniker Rotary Chili Fest is Sunday, August 18, 2019

Celebrity Judges

Rick Broussard
is the long-time editor of New Hampshire Magazine. He also edits the NH Pulp Fiction series of paperback books featuring short stories in classic pulp genres, all set in the Granite State. He resides in Concord with his wife, daughter and flock of suburban chickens. Although he is a writer and commentator on a variety of topics, he usually keeps food opinions to himself since he's the primary cook of his household, but he looks forward to this opportunity to compare varieties of chili against his own "formidable" recipes. Raised in the South, he learned to cook from his Louisiana parents who were both adept in the kitchen and unafraid of experimentation, so he hopes to be both surprised and enlightened by the offerings of this year's contestants.
Adam Parker
Adam Parker is the corporate chef overseeing all five restaurants in the franchise: Fratello's Italian Grille (Manchester, Nashua and Laconia) and The Homestead Restaurant & Tavern (Merrimack and Newfound Lake) wears many hats. An average day could include anything from kitchen prep and working with a new staff member to corporate meetings and charity events. A Nashua native, Parker earned his bachelor's degree and pastry certification at the Culinary Institute of America before working at the Sagamore Resort in upstate New York, the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Fla., and New Hampshire's Mountain View Grand and Indian Head Resort. He's focused on getting people excited about food, often gathering the kitchen staff together to talk about new ideas and develop techniques.
Nicole Barreira
Chef Nicole Barreira, is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, Cactus Jack's and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES & Cactus Jack's and is an intricate part of the marketing team for the company as a whole. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events on behalf of Great NH Restaurants through public appearances, is very involved with customer relations and communications, and Great NH Restaurants' charitable trust, FEEDNH.org. She has been with the restaurant group for 12 years. She has a culinary degree from Southern NH University along with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership/Marketing. She enjoys cooking and eating many types and styles of food and truly enjoys her job of creating new and seasonal menus for T-BONES and Cactus Jack's!


Mark Sunday, August 18th, 2019 on your calendars and prepare to join your neighbors and friends in this annual family friendly event at Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

Proceeds from the annual Chili Fest support local, national and international projects sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club and Rotary International.