Holiday Cookie Search – LUCCA Cafe and Provenance Restaurants Pay $1,000 to Winner!

Cooking, Event, Recipes, Restaurants By Nov 17, 2014

ATTENTION BAKERS! LUCCA & Provenance Host $1,000 Holiday Cookie Contest 

Chef Cathy Pavlos Conducts County-Wide Search for the Best Holiday Cookie

What fun! I want one of YOU to win. 

The public is invited to submit their most prized cookie recipe through Sunday, November 30th.


Chef Cathy Pavlos, owner of both sponsoring restaurants, will select five finalists to go head-to-head in a “cookie showdown” in December at Provenance. With the help of a panel of judges, Chef Cathy will name one cookie the winner and award its baker a $1,000 cash prize!


“This search is an opportunity for my guests to share a piece of their family history, beginning with the age-old tradition of holiday baking,” comments Chef Cathy, whose cookies at LUCCA have grown a fan club of their own over the past decade.

“Growing up in Orange County, one of my favorite things about the holidays were the wonderful cookies my mom would bake. We couldn’t wait for them to cool before we sunk our teeth into their sugary, warm goodness.”


Submit a recipe and photograph (optional), along with name, age, and city of residence, via email to The entries will be collected through midnight on Sunday, November 30th.

Five finalists will be notified and invited to a final judging during which their cookies will be evaluated on taste, appearance and holiday spirit. Finalists must be present at the final judging to qualify for the $1,000 prize.


“A good holiday cookie can transport you to a simpler time, when all your problems could be solved with a freshly baked ginger spice cookie. This competition will boil down to a search for that one cookie that best evokes a sense of nostalgia with the perfect balance of flavors and ingredients,” added Chef Cathy.

Details about the final event and the judging panel to join Chef Cathy to determine the winning entry will be released in November. Those interested in following details may refer to the Facebook pages for LUCCA and Provenance.

Provenance is located in the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach (2531 Eastbluff Drive). For more information, please call 949-718-0477 or visit

LUCCA is located in the Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine (6507 Quail Hill Parkway).  For more information, please call (949) 725-1773 or visit

For more information, contact:
Mona Shah-Anderson, Moxxe PR at +1 818 749 1931 or

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