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2020 TopCookie

TopCookie, a cookie dessert competition, was deliciously successful! Congratulations to Dana and James Costello of Ohana Grill for being named TopCookie! Their dessert, the Samoa cheesecake and pistachio double-feature was simply delicious. Congratulations also to McLoone's Restaurants' pastry chef, JoAnne Macalik, for winning the People's Choice Award for her Tagalong tiramisu. 

Thank you to the more than 200 guests who joined us, Thursday, February 6, at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park. The benefit was part of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s kickoff for the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season and proceeds will fund leadership experiences for local girls. In total, the event raised more than $20,000.  Continue Reading >

TopCookie in the News

Thank you to all who attended our TopCookie kick-off event on Tuesday, January 7, at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson. Below are highlights from our event:

TopCookie Competitors

TopCookie competitors include:

  • McLoone’s Restaurants - Tagalongs 
    Across New Jersey
  • Nicholas Creamery - Trefoils
    Atlantic Highlands and Fair Haven
  • The Ocean County Center for Culinary Arts Training - Thin Mints
    Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
  • Ohana Grill - Samoas
    Lavallette
  • Talula’s - Do-Si-Dos
    Asbury Park

 

Celebrity Judges and Emcees

Popular restauranteurs and philanthropists Steve Bidgood, owner of Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and Tim McLoone of McLoone’s Restaurants, will be emcees at the cookie competition.

Celebrity judges include:

  • David Burke
    DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke, Sea Bright
    World-renowned Chef
  • Patty Caneda
    Owner, Caneda’s White Rooster, Toms River
    A Cuban-fusion restaurant 
  • Jeremy Grunin
    Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
  • Tom Hayes
    Director of Consumer and Community Relations
    New Jersey Natural Gas
  • Carol Stillwell
    Chief Executive Officer, Stillwell-Hansen, Inc.