TopCookie: A Girl Scout Cookie Competition

TopCookie: A Girl Scout Cookie Competition


Thu, Feb 6, 2020    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Asbury Lanes
209 4th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712

Event Type

Jersey Shore chefs will square off at a dessert competition to raise support for Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

The fundraising event will feature desserts made with iconic Girl Scout cookies, including Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Samoas, S’mores, Trefoils, Thin Mints, and a new flavor that will be introduced at the start of Girl Scout Cookie season in January.

Guests and celebrity judges will sample the tasty desserts and cast their vote for their favorite concoction, while the community will also be invited to weigh-in on their favorite participating restaurant by purchasing votes.

Restaurants vying for the People’s Choice Award and TopCookie title include:

  • McLoone’s Restaurants, multiple locations in Monmouth County and beyond
  • Nicholas Creamery, Atlantic Highlands and Fair Haven
  • Ocean County Center for Culinary Arts Training, Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor
  • Ohana Grill, Lavallette
  • Talula’s, Asbury Park

Popular restaurateurs 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: world-renowned Chef David Burke of DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke in Sea Bright; Patty Caneda, owner of the Cuban- fusion restaurant Caneda’s White Rooster in Toms River;  Jeremy Grunin, of the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation; Tom Hayes, director of Consumer and Community Relations at New Jersey Natural Gas; and Carol Stillwell, chief executive officer of Stillwell-Hansen, Inc.

Tickets include tastings of dessert entries, light dinner fare and bowling. A cash bar will be available.

For event information, sponsorship opportunities and tickets, visit, call (800) 785-2090 or e-mail [email protected].