TEMECULA – Vineyard Ranch at Temecula had its first cookie contest as 17 contestants baked their favorite cookies to compete for the grand prize of $500. The contest was open to the public, and five local professional judges rated each entry based on taste, appearance, texture, smell and originality.
The judges included Robin McCoy, Renee Martin, Sarah Webster, Dr. Russell Soon, and Christopher White.
McCoy of Robin’s Nest Desserts and Catering is well-known in the community not only as a talented pastry chef, but also for partnering with and mentoring disadvantaged youth. Martin of Enticingly Sweet is known for her delicious and sought-after cookies.
Webster of The Cookie Cutter is known for her delicious custom-decorated sugar cookies. Dr. Soon is a highly-regarded dentist in Temecula and he brought his passion as a foodie to the judging panel.
Vineyard Ranch’s own Chef White has been invited to compete at the 10th annual So-Cal Chef Open at Pechanga this September with all proceeds going to the Oak Grove Center in Murrieta.
The grand prize winner for the cookie contest was Janeen Biancardi of Fallbrook with her Almond Dulce de Leche cookie. Her cookie was the unanimous winner by all five judges, and Vineyard Ranch at Temecula was proud to present her a $500 Visa Gift Card.
Vineyard Ranch at Temecula is a new, beautiful senior living community offering both assisted living and memory care. It is located at 27350 Nicolas Road, off Winchester Road where the purple flags are. Schedule a complimentary lunch and tour at (951) 308-1988.