John Johnson

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For over sixty years, James Beard Award-winning Camp Washington Chili has been proudly serving "chili-heads" from Cincinnati and all over the world from the corner of Colerain and Hopple Streets, in the heart of Cincinnati's meat-packing district. 

Johnny Johnson, the patriarch of the Camp Washington Chili family, has been a constant part of that routine since 1951 when he immigrated to the United States from Greece and began working at Camp Washington Chili. Johnny hasn't worked anywhere else since the day he arrived. The dedication of Johnny and his wife Antigone has earned Camp Washington Chili an important place in Cincinnati's famed chili history.