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$1,000 Holiday Cookie Contest at Provenance

$1,000 Holiday Cookie Contest at Provenance


Do your family and friends tell you that your holiday cookies are simply the best? Do co-workers fight over crumbs when you take your baked beauties into the office? Have folks offered to give you money or jewels for a batch of your cookies? If you answered YES to any of the questions above, your cookie may have what it takes to win $1,000 in our Holiday Cookie Search!

Once again this holiday season, LUCCA Café in Irvine and Provenance in Newport Beach are joining forces to conduct a county-wide search for the
Best Holiday Cookie!

You are invited to submit your most prized cookie recipe to us now through Monday, December 15th and Chef Cathy Pavlos will select five finalists to go head-to-head in a “cookie showdown” in December at Provenance!
With the help of a panel of judges, Chef Cathy will name one cookie the winner and award its baker a $1,000 cash prize!

Friends, this search is an opportunity for our guests to share a piece of their family history, beginning with the age-old tradition of holiday baking. Growing up in Orange County, one of Chef Cathy’s favorite things about the holidays was the wonderful cookies her mom would bake. That traditional would pass down to Chef Cathy, who has kept it alive to this day.
How to Enter:

Submit your recipe and photograph of your cookie (optional) along with name, age and city of residence via email to

That’s it! It’s that easy!
Please submit only one entry per person. Each received entry will get a confirmation email. Entries will be collected through Monday, December 15th.
Five finalists will be notified and invited to a final judging during which their cookies will be evaluated on taste, appearance and holiday spirit.
Finalists must be present at the final judging to qualify for the $1,000 prize.

Now, let’s get baking! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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