Chili Cook-Off Heats Up the Bennion Deville Homes Encinitas Office
Jay Burneo (center), Rosemary Joles (left), Cliff Mensch took home the honors at the 2018 Encinitas office chili cook-off.
Your 2018 Encinitas chili cook-off winners: Jay Burneo (center), Rosemary Joles (left), Cliff Mensch.

The Chili Cook-Off: An Annual Tradition

A chili cook-off recently put the agents and staff at the Encinitas office of Bennion Deville Homes head-to-head in a friendly competition to see who has the hottest hand in the kitchen. Jay Burneo took home first place honors, followed by Rosemary Joles and Cliff Mensch. The afternoon menu, in addition to chili, included all the fixin’s to add additional flavors to the chili, as well as salad, sides, and desserts.

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“This hot competition is always popular with the office and is the perfect way to heat things up for the summer sales season,” jokes Chris Moore, Managing Broker. “Everyone enjoys the friendly rivalry, and the excellent chili recipes that were sampled. It was tough to decide but ultimately Jay was crowned this year’s chili cook-off champion. We look forward to holding this popular event again next year.”


Founded in 2001 by Bob Bennion and Bob Deville, Bennion Deville Homes is one of the top independent real estate brokerages in the nation and serves home buyers and sellers throughout Southern California in the primary markets of the Greater Palm Springs Area (Coachella Valley) and San Diego and Orange counties. Coachella Valley offices include locations in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta. Spring-boarding off the massive success of the company in the desert, Bennion Deville Homes began serving coastal Southern California communities in 2010, with offices serving Orange County in Laguna Niguel, and San Diego County in Little Italy (Downtown), Encinitas, and Carlsbad. Bennion Deville Homes also has a presence in Glendora in Los Angeles County, and Garner Valley, Redlands, and Lake Arrowhead in Riverside County.

The exclusive LUXE Collection program complements the company in listing and selling the finest luxury homes in Southern California, thanks in part to exclusive partnerships with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®Luxury Portfolio®, and Mansion Global, creating a strong presence to help high-end properties gain digital and print exposure to an affluent international client base.

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