Brittani Szczecina, Executive Pastry Chef at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, will be a competitor on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. Tune in on November 28th at 8 p.m. Hosted by Alison Sweeney, this Christmas Cookie Challenge will task five bold and creative bakers with proving their holiday cookie-making skills. Experts Damiano Carrara, Sharone Hakman and Jordin Sparks will judge the confections and crown the holiday cookie master with a $10,000 prize.
Szczecina, the talented native Floridian who joined the resort in 2014, creates edible works of art for weddings and events, as well as signature desserts for the resort’s signature restaurant, 3800 Ocean. She is a graduate of The Art Institute in Charlotte where she was a member of its culinary competition team.
This month, Marriott Singer Island is also gearing up for the unveiling of Szczecina’s impressive holiday décor. Last year, guests gathered around a five-foot-tall edible gingerbread house that took more than 280 hours to complete. This year, Szczecina’s confections will transform the resort’s entire lobby into an edible winter wonderland.
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