Sweet Start Smackdown: All-Stars (Sold Out)

Sweet Start Smackdown

Thursday, April 23, 7-9 p.m.

Dessert comes first at this Restaurant Week-eve kick-off battle in which past finalists compete against new challengers from around the state. Scores from celebrity judges — James Beard winner, “Chopped” Champion and two-time knight, New England Culinary Institute chef and COO Jean-Louis Gerin; James Beard Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America inductee, Art of Eating editor and publisher Ed Behr; and chef, teacher and owner of Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Courtney Contos — and votes from you decide the winner of Vermont Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet.

Sorry, Sold Out!
Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Road,  S. Burlington.  Info, 802-652-0777

All-star Chefs: 

  • John Belding, Birchgrove Baking (2013 Finalist)
  • Erica Anderson, New Moon Café (2013 Finalist)
  • Ryan Bunce, Barrio Bakery (2013 Winner)
  • Lisa Curtis, Sweet Simone’s (2014 Finalist)

2015 Challengers:

  • Michelle Ogle and Stephanie Lacayo, My Little Cupcake
  • Andrew Machanic, The Swingin’ Pinwheel
  • Juanita Galloway & Anne Marcoe, Good Comida
  • Brandy Allen, Essex Culinary Resort & Spa
  • Nicole Maddox, Waterworks Food + Drink
  • Evelyn Martin, Evelyne’s on Center
Watch a video of the sold-out Smackdown in 2012:

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