ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of The 28th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition have finally been unveiled following The Omni Grove Park Inn's decision to take the beloved holiday tradition virtual. Across all categories, nearly 100 entries of one-of-a-kind, over-the-top festive gingerbread designs were submitted from around the country as competitors hoped to win a piece of $25,000 in cash and prizes.
A combined virtual and in-person panel of judges, including top national culinary talent evaluated each confection based on strict guidelines including overall appearance, originality/creativity, difficulty, precision and consistency of theme, with each entry required to be made of at least 75 percent gingerbread. Returning judge and renowned celebrity chef, author and former television personality, Carla Hall along with judges Chef Geoff Blount, Chef Nicholas Lodge & Chef John Cook took their Gingerbread duties to the next level by joining the property's new online cooking course, Baking Spirits Bright: Gingerbread Making Class Series.
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