Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl
Scout councils in the U.S., hosted its annual dessert competition,
Just Desserts, at the Junior League of Houston Thursday, January 18.
Seven chefs from across Houston went head-to-head to create the most
delicious desserts using Girl Scout Cookies, and Arte Pizzeria was
selected as the People’s Choice.
This year’s superhero theme recognized the power of the Girl Scout
Cookie Program® for teaching girls entrepreneurial skills, such as how
to become effective leaders, manage finances, gain self-sufficiency
and develop confidence in handling money. The program is also the fuel
that powers the unique experiences and adventures girls have as
members of the organization.
More than 200 guests enjoyed the event as media judges and their
Girl Scout partners deliberated on which dessert would be the best in
each of the following categories: Best Table Display, Best Theme
Interpretation, Best Use of Girl Scout Cookie, Celebrity Judges
Favorite, Most Delicious and Most Creative Recipe. Attendees voted for
their favorite to choose the People’s Choice.
This year’s participants included: Arte Pizzeria, Cacao &
Cardamom, HTX Nitro Creamery, I’ll Have What She’s Having, Maine-ly
Sandwiches, Michael’s Cookie Jar and Smallcakes Houston.
This year’s team of media judges included: Patricia Lopez, formerly
of KTRK Ch. 13; Amy Davis of KPRC Ch. 2; Corey Garcia of Houstonia
Magazine; Tiffany Craig of KHOU Ch. 11; Ingrid Barrera of Telemundo
and Eric Sandler of CultureMap.com.