Although they came first and foremost for the experience, the students from the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School’s Culinary Arts Program wowed judges at the 4th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch, taking home top honors at the culinary event held Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Café in Bethlehem. The culinary students faced off against some of the Lehigh Valley’s most creative chefs, ultimately earning the title of “Cookie Crunch Champions” thanks to their Lemonades® Pepper Chicken Bites with Mango Salsa.
The Cookie Crunch crowd had its favorites and voted for their top choices. Bethlehem Dairy Store’s Peanut Butter Patties® Ice Cream was named winner of the coveted Kids’ Choice Award, while Aramark at SteelStacks won Best Sweet Dish for its Caramel deLites® Stuffed French Toast and Carmel’s Braised Thin Mint® Short Ribs won best Savory Dish. All four winners took home cookie jars as trophies.