Vineyard Ranch at Temecula had their first annual Cookie Contest with 17 contestants baking their favorite cookies to compete for the Grand Prize of $500!!!  This contest was open to the public with 5 local professional judges rating each entry based on taste, appearance, texture, smell and originality.

The judges included Robin McCoy of Robin’s Nest Desserts and Catering.  Robin is well-known in the community not only as a talented pastry chef but also for partnering with and mentoring disadvantaged youth.  Renee Martin of Enticingly Sweet is known for her delicious and sought-after cookies.  Sarah Webster of The Cookie Cutter is known for her delicious custom-decorated sugar cookies.   Dr. Russell Soon is a highly-regarded dentist in Temecula and he brought his passion as a foodie to our judging panel.  Last, but not least, Vineyard Ranch’s own Chef Christopher White was a judge.  Chef Chris 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 located at 27350 Nicolas Road (off Winchester Road where the purple flags are).  Schedule a complimentary lunch and tour at 951-308-1988.