December 8, 2016

A celebrated local talent has stepped into the international spotlight on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. Brittani Szczecina, the Executive Pastry Chef at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, competed on the show to an audience eager to start celebrating the holiday season. Not only were her Chinese Five-Spice cookies decorated as Christmas sweaters and candy canes a joy to behold, but they earned her the $10K top prize as 2016’s Cookie Challenge winner!

One of Brittani’s many claims to fame is her annual Gingerbread House, which is displayed in the resort’s lobby. She’s kicked things up a notch this year, increasing the size from five feet to eight feet tall, surrounded by “edible” holiday decor.

(Palm Beach Marriott Gingerbread House)

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