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1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff

June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Do you believe you have the best Sweet Potato Pie around?

If so, enter your pie AND the story behind your pie into the 1st Annual SPCP Bakeoff.
Why “The Story”… Well we want to know what makes the pie so special, beyond the ingredients and into the heart. Was it your great great grandmother’s recipe and you have fond memories making the pie with her? Let us know! It is what’s in “The Batter that Matters” as Rose McGee always says.
Please drop off your pie at Art-Us, located in St. Paul, on June 12th between 10AM – 2PM CST. There you will complete an entry form and a picture will be taken. You will not be in the space during judging. The Celebrity judges will judge, socially distanced.
First Round Judging:
Taste, Appearance, Additional Creativity
Celebrity Judges:
1 – Pastry Chef Lutunji Abram, Founder & CEO Lutunji’s Palate
2 – Chef Eric “Big E” Austin, Ower Former Big E’s Restaurant
3 – Melvin Giles, Founder of Peace Celebration
4 – Kevin Lindsey, CEO Minnesota Humanities Center
5 – Gary Hines, Founder Three Time Grammy-Award Winning Sound of Blackness
6 – LaDonna Redmond, Food Justice Activist
7- Leslie E. Redmond, Founder Don’t Complain Activate
8 – Anthony Scott, Co-Author of newly released Blacks in Minnesota the 21st Century
9 – Matthew Seawood, First-year student Morehouse College

Second Round Judging:
“The Story” –
On Sunday, June 13th for Sweet Potato Sunday, the Top 19 Bakers will be live on Zoom & Facebook Live to tell their story behind the pie.
The Top 3 Bakers will then be announced at the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee!
Top 3 Bakers will receive Cash prize amongst other special gifts!


June 12, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


1221 Marshall Ave
St Paul, Minnesota
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