Several ADESA auctions helped Chrysler Capital/Santander Consumer USA raise money for charity by taking part in the 3rd annual Culinary Challenge for Charity.

At each participating auction, a representative from the auction went head-to-head in a cooking competition with a Santander rep, each making his or her own version of the chosen dish. Spectators voted for their favorite by donating money. The competitor who collected the largest amount of donations was declared the “king or queen of the kitchen.”

Here’s a look at the competitive spirit on display when ADESA auctions took on the Culinary Challenge for Charity:

ADESA Long Island
At ADESA Long Island, General Manager Noel Nixon extended his winning streak to a third year. His stuffed shells recipe brought in $274, beating the $185.50 that Mitch O’Neil from Santander earned. The competition at ADESA Long Island raised a total of $459.50.

ADESA Long Island GM Noel Nixon beat out Santander rep Mitch O’Neil with his stuffed shells recipe.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

ADESA Long Island GM Noel Nixon beat out Santander rep Mitch O’Neil with his stuffed shells recipe.

ADESA Dallas
Texas chili was on the menu at ADESA Dallas. Santander rep Danny Mote went up against Ben Winkler, assistant fleet lease manager at ADESA. Ben won the challenge easily, bringing in $228.03 of the total $297.28 donated to the cause.

Assistant fleet lease manager Ben Winkler and Santander rep Danny Mote each cooked up a batch of Texas chili for the competition.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

Assistant fleet lease manager Ben Winkler and Santander rep Danny Mote each cooked up a batch of Texas chili for the competition.

ADESA San Diego
At ADESA San Diego, Alyssa Hedrick, fleet lease manager, went head-to-head with Steve Colman, Santander rep, on a cookie challenge. Alyssa’s pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies won with $226 in donations. Steve’s cookies collected $105, for a total of $331 raised in the competition. A special shout-out goes to Wade Torbert of Rios Automotive Group Inc., who donated $100 to the cause.

Fleet Lease Manager Alyssa Hedrick, Online Sales and Services Manager Denice Sanchez and Mechanic Shop Manager Glen Gaines got into the action at the Culinary Challenge.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

Fleet Lease Manager Alyssa Hedrick, Online Sales and Services Manager Denice Sanchez and Mechanic Shop Manager Glen Gaines got into the action at the Culinary Challenge.

ADESA Buffalo
ADESA Buffalo built its Culinary Challenge competition around an all-American favorite, apple pie, during a dealer appreciation sale. Santander rep Dick Perilman and Marketing Specialist Nicole Covey from ADESA raised $200 with their tasty apple treats.

Santander rep Dick Perilman and Marketing Specialist Nicole Covey pose with their apple pie entries.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

Santander rep Dick Perilman and Marketing Specialist Nicole Covey pose with their apple pie entries.

ADESA Syracuse
At ADESA Syracuse, the managers formed two teams. Dealer Sales and Services Manager Dave Africa served as head chef of the black team, and Lot Specialist Steve Clookey led the red team, along with Tracy Allcock from Chrysler Capital. The teams were given ingredients and one hour to bake two pans of brownies and four dozen chocolate chip cookies. Together the two teams raised $643, with the black team being declared the winner.

ADESA Syracuse head chefs for the black and red teams.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

ADESA Syracuse head chefs for the black and red teams.

ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton

ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton opted for a bake sale rather than a competition. The wide selection of baked treats brought in over $400 to donate to the cause.

The bake sale at ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton netted more than $400 for charity.
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

The bake sale at ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton netted more than $400 for charity.