Eunice Feller

Bread & Chocolate Wins Judge’s Award at Cookie Competition

 Eunice Feller, Owner & Chef, Bread & Chocolate, Wins Judge’s Award at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Cookie Creations Event

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Cookie Creations contest featuring local chefs took place last night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Each chef was challenged to create a unique dessert or appetizer using Girl Scout cookies as a key ingredient.

Guests had the opportunity to taste each creation and vote for “Crowd Favorite.” Guest judges Maggie Battista, founder, Eat Boutique; Matt Herron, lead chef instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts; and Earle M. Test, director of education & executive chef, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts chose “Best Overall Creation.” This adult fundraiser supporting leadership programs for Girl Scouts also featured a silent auction.

Both of the winning recipes featured the newest Girl Scout Cookie, Cranberry Citrus Crisps. Jon Riley, executive chef, Capers Catering of Stoneham won “Crowd Favorite” with his savory creation, Cranberry Orange Turkey Rangoons with Creamy Sage Dip. The judges selected the Cranberry Citrus Chutney with Lemon Coconut Mousse or with Goat Cheese & Arugula from Eunice Feller, Owner & Chef of Bread & Chocolate in Newton as the “Best Overall Creation.”

Other chefs who competed last night were Susan Abbott, executive pastry chef, The Catered Affair; Danny Angelopolus, Henrietta’s Table, The Charles Hotel, Harvard Sq.; Danielle Buxton, general manager, A Day to Remember, LLC; Brian Dandro, executive chef, The Royal Sonesta Hotel; Monica Glass, pastry chef,Clio & Uni Sashimi Bar; Donald Hernstrom, head chef and ice cream creator, J.P. Licks; Katie Kimble, pastry chef, Area Four; Lauren Kroesser, executive pastry chef, Eastern Standard; Christina Mercado, restaurant manager & pastry chef, Finale, Harvard Sq.; Brian Mercury, executive pastry chef, Harvest; and chefs from Kings Bowl America and Shake Shack.

Girl Scout cookies, on sale now through March 4, are $4 a package; gluten free are $5 a pouch. To find out where to buy cookies in your area visit www.hergirlscouts.org, click on the “cookie locator” and enter your zip code. Special thanks to event sponsor Yelp Boston.

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