The final Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2014, The Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, was held this past Sunday, December 7th at Fête in Providence. Ten area bakeries specializing in cookies and sweet treats competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of five culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice. Four trophies, created by Ahlers Designs, were awarded to the winners.
According to judges Chef Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections, Chef Jennifer Luxmoore of Sin, Chef Maria Meza of El Rancho Grande, previous two-time Cookie Smackdown winner Katrin Wingels Schnippering of Eye Cookies and David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI, first place went to north bakery for their chocolate chip cookie. There was a tie for second place between Julians and Bake.Eat.Love. The Lila Delman Peoples’ Choice Award went to Julians. Congratulations to all the winners.
RI Food Fights was created and produced by Jim Nellis. John Taraborelli and Michaela Johnson of “The Rhode Show” entertainingly hosted the event.