I don’t know many people who can say they’re not all about that “food truck life.” Working outside the city, I don’t get to hit up as many trucks during the lunchtime hour as I’d like, so festivals and markets are usually my best bets to check out the scene. I had heard of the Vendy Awards for years, but had never known anyone who attended. When they reached out with tickets, promising I would taste 15 of Philly’s best food trucks, I was (OBVIOUSLY) excited to check it out for myself.
When I attend some type of formal social event that inevitably serves dessert, and taste the too dry/too sweet/too bland cake, I wonder: where the heck did this come from? I then feel the need to help out my fellow Philadelphians and show them the good stuff.
And good stuff we’ve got. Let Them Eat Cake, a Philly based cake design competition, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree Hilton (237 Broad Street). The super sweet event (get it?) will offer guests (like us) the chance to sample over 40 delicious cakes from the area’s top bakers.
Our official judges for the night (but you’re totally allowed to judge by your own scoring scale, obviously) include Natayna DiBona, co-host and co-founder Diner en Blanc Philadelphia, Dana Herbert, winner of Next Great Baker & UD alum, Kathy Gold, owner of In the Kitchen Cooking School and president of Les Dames D’Escoffier PHL, George Kyrtatas, the Sweet Water Grill and Cut Throat Kitchen + more.
Tickets will run you $40 in advance. Get there early – the first 100 hungry peeps in the door will receive a goody bag worth $100+. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit City of Hope to help fight cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. And if this event sounds like quite the treat to you, I’ve got an opportunity to win two tickets, courtesy of Aversa PR. The giveaway ends Monday night, so get those entries in now & good luck! xx