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Dean's Natural Food Market | Chester Soup & Chili Fest Winner CHESTER October 16, 2016 -- Dean's Natural Food Market has been selected as the 2016 winner of the 'People's Choice Award' for Best Chili at the Chester Food Festival.Dean's Natural Food Market | Chester Soup & Chili Fest The Food Fest, returning to the Harvest Celebration, for a third year, featured chili, soup, and dessert cook-offs. There were 18 food options from 12 contestants (all Morris County restaurants)--all were judged by a special panel in a blind taste test, as well as the public, who voted for a people’s choice winner. Dean's Executive Chef, Scott Sleckman, entered the chili competition with his Eastbound & Down Organic Pulled Pork Chili, which was comprised of organic grass-fed pork chili, served over jalapeño corn bread, topped with crème fraîche, scallions, Carolina mop sauce, and a cheddar jack cheese crisp. In keeping with Dean's high standards, all of the components were made in-house, and all of the ingredients were organic.  ​​The award-winning chili will be added to the stores' rotating hot bar offerings. Patrons looking to try the chili can call their local Dean's to see when it will be available. ​Dean's Natural Food Market will be celebrating it's 20th year of business this November, and has grown to four locations throughout New Jersey. ​The win comes on the heels of the natural food store's grand opening of their fourth location in Chester, NJ.