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The Great Cookie Cook-Off & Silent Auction

GSHNJ is excited to host this delicious fundraiser for the second year in a row! Enjoy the culinary creativity of our generous chefs as they transform well-loved Girl Scout cookies into amazing appetizers and desserts.

Thursday, March 14, 2019  |  6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Shackamaxon Country Club
100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Please join us for:

  • Silent Auction
  • Wine Pull (view our online donation registry)
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Gourmet food stations
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cash bar will be available

All funds raised from this event will help benefit Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey programming including STEM & robotics, council-based initiatives such as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars and Juliette's House, enhanced programming and unique outdoor experiences for girls.

If you have any questions, please contact Mara at funddevelopment@gshnj.org. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Meet Chef Bryan Savin
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Chef Bryan Savin

Bryan Savin of Five Star Catering by Thomas in Westfield, NJ has led the greater Westield, NJ area in catering and event planning since 2001.

Meet Chef Brian Walter
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Chef Brian Walter

Brian Walter, Executive Chef at Shackamaxon Country Club, boasts a first-rate culinary pedigree with 20 years of success in both the private club industry and with world class restaurants.

Meet Chef Vonda McPherson
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Chef Vonda McPherson

Chef Vonda McPherson, owner of Vonda's Kitchen, is nestled in the heart of Newark, NJ. Vonda catered for the 2014 Super Bowl, where she provided two classic dishes for the VIP Tailgate Party on Super Bowl Sunday.

Meet Chef Matt Skalski
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Chef Matt Skalski

Chef Matt Skalski comes from The Coffee Box located in Plainfield, NJ.

Meet Chef Lance Knowling
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Chef Lance Knowling





In 2010, Lance was one of the chefs honered to cater the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and had the pleasure of preparing a special meal for the Bride and Groom, as well as dinner for President Clinton. In 2015 Lance opened Blujeen restaurant in Harlem, NYC. Blujeen is a critically acclaimed restaurant specializing in Chef Lance's unique brand of American, Southern, and Barbecue cuisines. In 2015 Lance founded the Black Chef Series, a dinner series highlighting African American Chefs. In 2018 Lance opened Spaces @ Hat City, a special events and catering facility in Orange NJ.