AUBURN – Schooner Estates staff entered the 14th annual Great Chili and Chowder Challenge in Portland recently. Schooner was on the podium in four out of five categories.

Executive Chef and Food Service Director Michael Morton won second place in People’s Choice for Chili and he brought home the first-place trophy for best display.

Lisa Prevost, assistant food service director, won the second-place Judges’ Award for Chowder as well as a second People’s Choice Award for Chowder.

Schooner Estates will host its seventh annual Mardi Gras “all-you-can-eat” brunch buffet on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 20.

More than 1,000 ballots were cast for the best chili and chowder at the Chili and Chowder Challenge. The event supported PROP’s Foster Grandparent Program, a program that matches senior volunteers with children with special needs in schools, child development programs, Maine Medical Center and homes throughout southern Maine.

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