Become a Key Ingredient in Ending Childhood Hunger
Share Our Strength's
Baking Contest for No Kid Hungry
Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Annual Baking Contest for No Kid Hungry!
1st Kathleen Miliotis (Davio’s) – Dark Chocolate Praline Cake
2nd Virginia Wansley – Chocolate Stout Cake
3rd Joshua Foltz (Kroger Bistro) – Ricotta and Goat Cheese Meyer Lemon Cheesecake
1st Kristin McKenna – Creamsicle Cupcakes
2nd Christopher Taylor – Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cake
3rd Brenna Smith – Sublime Nutella Doughnut Bread Pudding
1st Victor Manuel Reyes – Tropical Illusion
2nd Susan Neto – Chocolate Coconut Cake
3rd Tram Hoang – Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake
1st Rebecca Soloman – Easy As Pie Cakes
2nd Ava Changnon – Salted Apple Caramel Cupcakes
3rd Cally Anderson – Strawberry Lemonade Chiffon Cake with Strawberry Buttercream
Deanna Papuga – Chocolate Potato Chip Caramel Bars
Thank you to all of our entrants and finalists for sharing your strength to help end childhood hunger in America. Start working on those recipes for 2014!
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2013 Participating Judges
Sonia Chopra, Editor of Eater Atlanta
Sonia Chopra has lived in the South her whole life and has been baking for almost as long. She's the editor of Eater Atlanta and a freelance writer who spends an unhealthy amount of time at coffee shops, can often be found bribing people with homemade cookies, and doesn't believe in box mixes. She recently started a blog, Comma Spiced, which is basically just an excuse for her to write about her two favorite things, reading and eating.
Mamie Doyle, Miss Mamie's Cupcakes
With a name like Mamie Jo you would think I would be a southern girl born in the 40′s right? Wrong. Actually I’m a small town Michigan girl born in 1987 with a love for sweets, tea parties, and southern hospitality. At Alma College I studied Art and Design. I especially love to paint. I mustered up the courage to move to Marietta in January 2009 and am now a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta. After completing my internship I bought a bakery and “voila!” Miss Mamie’s was born. Only it wasn’t quite that simple and I couldn’t have done it without my parents John and Betsy Doyle…along with a good number of my other family members (thanks guys!) Mom and Pops spent the first couple of months painting, building, and sewing my dream into a reality before they bid me adieu, packed up shop, and headed back to the great white north. So next time you’re strolling through the Marietta square stop in and admire their handiwork while enjoying a hot cup of coffee and a treat. After all, who doesn’t love a cupcake?!
Lynn Kuczjada, CSM Bakery Products Culinary Team
Lynn Kuczajda has over 35 years of bakery experience. Her journey began in 1975 where she began working in retail bakeries as a cake decorator and baker. In 1986, she took on a new venture and purchased her own bakery to operate in Detroit, Mich. The historic 1842 Home Bakery, where Lynn was the president for over 16 years until selling it in 2002, was voted Best of Detroit for three consecutive years during her tenure.
That same year, Lynn joined CSM Bakery Products, Holding various positions in the company, Lynn honed her baking creativity and cake decorating expertise with over a decade supporting major in-store bakery chains. Lynn was named Confectionery Specialist in 2010. She now leads the corporate culinary team supporting both the in-store and foodservice channels.
Lizzie Marie, Kid Food Blogger
13-year-old Chef Lizzie is the creator of www.LizzieMarieCuisine.com and currently stars in the video series "Healthy Cooking with Chef Lizzie" for WebMD's kids portal FIT. In the videos, she demonstrates her own healthy recipes and tips in a fun, engaging way for both kids and parents.
Chef Lizzie appeared on Rachael Ray as a finalist for the Kindness Challenge with DoSomething.org, Rachael Ray, and USA Today, for her work with Lizzie Marie Cuisine. Other appearances include Fox News, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, Daily Candy and Taste of Atlanta. Chef Lizzie also received a Del Monte grant for her "Tasty Tidbits" project.
Evelyn Mims, WXIA Atlanta
Evelyn Mims is the staple that keeps WXIA running day-to-day. While holding several hats, she is currently Community Relations Specialist for the entire station and Associate Producer for Atlanta & Company. While navigating the promotions department, news department and everything in between, she IS the “go to” person. If there is a problem to be solved, Evelyn has the solution. Every community organization and community leader who meets her recognizes her solution-based thinking. Each year Evelyn can be found volunteering, chairing, hosting and promoting events for the March of Dimes, Hosea Feed the Hungry and many other Atlanta charities. Because of her dedication to the Atlanta community she was honored as most valuable Atlanta volunteer and featured on The Discovery Channel.
Broderick Smylie, Author of www.savoryexposure.com
Broderick Smylie is a freelance writer and photographer based in Atlanta. He writes the popular, award-winning blog Savory Exposure and is the Atlanta city captain of Citysearch.com. Broderick can frequently be found capturing images of the Atlanta food scene and his photography has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Bon Appetit, and the Wall Street Journal and was recently recognized in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta awards for food photography. Broderick is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has called Georgia home for the past 10 years.
Jennifer Turknett, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Food Critic
Jenny Turknett is a freelance food writer, restaurant critic and a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Dining Team. Before venturing into food writing, Jenny worked in catering and professional baking and still has an undeniable sweet tooth. Jenny is a fourth-generation Atlantan and lives in Roswell with her husband and two children.
Virginia Willis is a chef, food writer, spokesperson, and popular blogger at www.virginiawillis.com. She also is a culinary TV producer, professional recipe developer, and social media authority. Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française. Building on the success of the critically acclaimed Bon Appétit, Y’all, nominated by the IACP as Best American cookbook of 2008, her current book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress them Up for Company has been equally well received and acknowledged by Food & Wine magazine as having one of the best recipes of 2011 and FOX News as one of the Top Ten Cookbooks for 2011.