Katy Texas News
Posted January 28, 2011
On Thursday, January 27, eight celebrity chefs from around Houston faced off in a pallet-pleasing competition at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The challenge? Create an original dessert using a common ingredient: Girl Scout cookies.
More than 150 guests attended Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Councilâ€™s Just Desserts, an annual donor appreciation event where some of Houstonâ€™s top chefs are paired with Girl Scouts to serve up original dessert creations and vie for the title of Best Use of Cookie, Most Delicious, Most Camp Friendly, Most Fun Table Display, Girl Scout Judges Favorite, Most Creative Recipe, Best Dessert Presentation, Celebrity Judges Favorite and Peopleâ€™s Choice Award.
This yearâ€™s participants included chefs from Amyâ€™s Ice Cream, Choco Patisserie, Dessert Gallery, Fluff Bake, George R. Brown Convention Center, Haven, Ooh La La and Chef LJ Wiley.
Girl Scouts were paired with members of the media who served as the competitionâ€™s judges, which included Kathleen Ballanfant with Village and Southwest News, Amy Davis with KPRC-Channel 2, Nicole Ferweda with Houston Business Journal, Taylor Byrne Ray with My Table, Sarah Rufca with Culture Map and Miya Shay with KTRK-Channel 13. The girl judges were all top cookie sellers, having each sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies last year.
This yearâ€™s winners included:
Best Dessert Presentation â€“ Fluff Bake Bar
Most Creative Recipe â€“ Choco Patisserie
Best Use of Cookie â€“ Dessert Gallery
Most Fun Table Display â€“ Haven
Celebrity Judges Favorite â€“ Amyâ€™s Ice Cream
Girl Scout Judge Favorite â€“ Ooh La La
Most Delicious â€“ George R. Brown Convention Center
Most Camp Friendly â€“ Chef LJ Wiley
Peopleâ€™s Choice Award â€“ Fluff Bake Bar
Girl Scout Cookies are on sale until March 27. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.