2018 ENA Costume Contest and Chili Cook-off

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ENA team group photo wearing costumes

Nothing quite beats the smell of chili in the air and the sight of clever costumes milling about the office.

October is a always a fun month for ENA teammates. This year was no different as we once again held our chili cook-off and costume contest!

We had a particularly strong showing this Halloween season, and we are proud to announce the following winners:

Costume Contest

1st Place – Prince aka Christina Irick, Senior Network Engineer
Christina Irick Prince costume

“I had a blast dancing around the office to Prince songs! I was a super
star for a day.”

2nd Place – Mage aka Jessica Lawrence (handmade cloak), Associate Customer Support Engineer
Jessica Lawrence wearing handmade cloak

“This is, indeed, a place where magic happens…”

3rd Place – The Emojis aka ENA Customer Engagement Team
ENA customer engagement team wearing emojis
Costume Winner – Remote Employee
Doug Gluntz as Capacity Planning Man

1st Place – Capacity Planning Man aka Doug Gluntz, Principal Engineer

Notable Participants

Chili Cook-off

1st Place – Claire Sanders, Talent Coordinator

“For our cook-off this year, I made a vegetarian chili—based on a recipe my mom always used when I was growing up. When I was in college, I started making chili because it was an easy place to start; over the years, I’ve modified and added to her recipe, introducing new herbs and roasting the veggies. Chili has become a casual passion of mine!”

2nd Place – Glen Richardson, Customer Support Engineer

“The chili that I entered this year was a turkey chili, mild with a little kick. Modifications to the recipe are from my daughters. The vegetables are seasoned just as much as the turkey meat. Two types of beans are used. Chili has always been considered a hearty comfort food that can be slightly adjusted depending up the occasion for which it is made. I prefer my chili with crackers or cornbread.”

3rd Place – Debbie Regan, Senior Project Manager

“This recipe came from someone I worked with at Cracker Barrel. His name was Benton Van Winkle but everyone called him Rip Van Winkle.”

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