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.