Ochsner puts on chili cook-off for staff to let off steam!

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW ORLEANS - For the fifth year, Ochsner put on their annual "Chili Con Carnival" event.

Employees from the different departments competed by making their own unique chilies. The various teams were are also judged on their costumes and presentation.  A special Halloween skit was also performed by Ochsner staff.

This event is a way for the Ochsner employees who work so hard year round to let off some steam.  Different themes at this year's party were  "It," "Scooby-Doo," "Monopoly," "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," and "Cereal Killers," to name a few.

Celebrity judges for the chili cook-off were WWNO radio's Jack Hopke, Chef Scott Maki from Feelings Cafe and News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez.

Here are some photos from this "spooktacular" party!