Lloyd started cooking in ICS events in 2004. He adopted the name WolfHaven Chili after hearing a news story about a sanctuary in Oregon that took in orphaned and displaced wolves. Cooking mainly in the Midwest, success in Traditional Red was scarce for the first few years. That’s when he decided to try his hand at Chili Verde. Since his first win in Clarksville, Missouri, he is now considered a Grand Master in that category. Along with the Homestyle Championship this year, Lloyd’s name was called for 5th place Chili Verde in 2017 and 3rd place in Traditional Red in 2018. The couple have also been co-chairs of the Sangamon County Fair Cook-off for 13 years. Lloyd professes that so much credit goes to his wife Brenda (who is a great cook in her own right). Nothing gets turned in to the judges until her taste buds give it the “green light”. He also attributes his success to advice and consistently competing side by side with numerous former World Champions and other world class cooks. Lloyd is so grateful for all the friendships he has made over the years through ICS.