We were approached by Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to participate in their Cookies and Cocktails Culinary Competition as a Judge. With the historical mission of the organization, and the creative culinary twist on their event, we quickly realized that this would definitely be an event worth supporting. 

Cookies and Cocktails challenges chefs & bartenders to create innovative culinary offerings and tantalizing cocktails, giving each competitor a shot a taking home the crown. Chefs are to incorporate girl scout cookie flavors of their choice into either an appetizer, an entree or a dessert! The chef who most successfully incorporates their cookies in their dish will be crowned the winner, and a year of bragging rights. 

Of course naturally, hearing the details of the competition struck every competitive nerve in our bodies. We were ready to prep the test kitchen, crank out some new recipes, get in the ring, and compete ourselves. Unfortunately the Culinary Gods had it written in the stars for 8 Count Kitchen Chef Jermaine Wright to Judge the event, making him more eager to see the contestants pushed to their culinary limits. Check out Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York's Sponsored Ad on Facebook below:

We are so excited to announce the addition of local chef celebrity, Jermaine Wright! Jermaine will be judging the culinary and cocktail competitions at Cookies & Cocktails – his expertise in the kitchen is sure to make him a tough judge. Jermaine is currently competing on All Star Academy on the Food Network against the BEST home cooks in the country!

Jermaine is a Dancer, a self-taught chef and an online food personality. He is the Founder of 8 Count Kitchen TM, where he caters, shares recipes, and showcase's his web-series that gives local dance and fitness studios a platform to promote their business. If you want to learn more about Jermaine, watch All Star Academy on the Food Network on Sunday night and visit his website http://www.8countkitchen.com/#8countkitchen.

Join us on March 29 with Jermaine and taste the best cuisine and cocktails the Capital Region has to offer! Purchase your tickets today!https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…

The evening will be hosted by Julia Dunn of WRGB6, will feature live music by the TS Ensemble! All proceeds of the event will go to their Young Women's Leadership Initiative, a program exclusively for high school girls and beyond.