Andrew Denaro, kitchen manager for Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, was named Best Overall Chili winner at the 2015 Meat Me in @LANTA competition, held at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on Tuesday, January 27.

The event was sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute, American Feed Industry Association, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Georgia World Congress Center. Second place went to Hilton Worldwide, and third place went to The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The awards were presented by Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges.


Eight of Atlanta’s top professional chefs competed for the honor of being named Best Overall Chili winner at the 2015 IPPE. Each chef submitted their best chili using beef, bison, boar, turkey, pork or chicken. IPPE attendees voted for their favorite chili.