Girl Scouts to Host “Fork it Over” Cooking Competition in March

Friday, February 17, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts announced the return of “Fork it Over,” a competitive, cookie culinary fundraising event featuring the region’s top chefs who create original appetizers and desserts using Girl Scout cookies and present their creations to the public as well as a panel of judges. 

Participants include, British Beer Company, Ceres Bistro, SAVORŠ Catering by SMG, The Publick House, Niche Hospitality, Figs & Pigs Kitchen, Karol¹s Corner, Peppercorns, Café Reyes, and Vintage Bar & Grille.

The contest will take place on Thursday, March 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel. 

The Competition 

The panel of judges who will determine the winners in both “Sweet” and “Savory” categories. 

Attendees will vote for People¹s Choice favorite. Live music is provided by April’s Fools and a silent auction and raffle will feature items from Worcester-area businesses.

Tickets are $50 each or two tickets for $80 for advance purchases by March 3, and are available by clicking here. 

All tickets at the door on March 9 are $50 each. All

Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts and their continuing efforts to provide innovative programs and vital support to girls in grades K-12 throughout central and western Massachusetts.

  • Giving

    United Way of Central Massachusetts

    484 Main St., Worcester, MA

    United Way of Central Massachusetts helps many local organizations gain funding to help community efforts.

    Each year they post a wish list for their organizations that easily allows you to choose where to donate or volunteer this holiday season.

    Photo: United Way of Central Massachusetts

  • Young women

    Girls inc. of Worcester

    125 Providence Street, Worcester

    For nearly a century, the Girls Inc. of Worcester has aimed to dedicate themselves to empowering young women, ranging from ages 5 to 18 to achieve their goals and dreams. The organization supports these women to become healthy, educated, and independent figures. 

    Points of emphasis that are translated from Girls Inc. of Worcester faculty to its clients include, appropriate ways to confront challenges, resisting peer pressure, and viewing college as a tangible facet in their lives

  • Diversity

    African Community Education Program

    24 Chatham Street, Worcester

    The African Community Education Program is a community-oriented educational program targeted toward African refugee and immigrant children living in Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • Veterans

    Veterans Inc.

    69 Grove Street, Worcester

    The mission of Veterans Inc.’s is to help veterans re-gain control of their lives in order to eliminate homelessness among veterans.

    Veterans Inc. was established in 1990.

  • Fighting Cancer

    Why Me Inc.

    1152 Pleasant Street, Worcester

    Founded in 1985, Why Me Inc supports families that are dealing with childhood cancer.

  • Supporting Seniors

    Goddard Homestead Inc.

    1199 Main Street, Worcester

    For nearly a century Goddard Homestead has served and cared for elders. Most recently, the home was converted from a boarding house to high style private residences.

  • Giving

    Greater Worcester Community Foundation

    370 Main Street, Suite 650, Worcester.

    The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is a model of philanthropy which is dedicated to improving the community, now, and in the future.

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    Worcester Art Museum

    55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

    The Worcester Art Museum provides various forms of art to view as well as classes for adults, kids and people of all ages.

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    Worcester Campus Services

    333 S St, Shrewsbury

    Worcester Campus Services Inc. is a Educational Institution Supporting Organization in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

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    VNA Care Network Inc.

    120 Thomas Street, Worcester

    Founded in 1891, VNA Care Network has helped people of all ages cope with illness or injury while living at home. Our exceptional visiting nurses; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; social workers; and other professionals have helped us earn accreditation by The Joint Commission.

  • Environment

    Worcester County Horicultural Society

    11 French Ave, Boylston

    The Worcester County Horicultural Society is home to Tower Hill Botanical Garden. The garden is living museum of plants, a garden paradise on 132 acres

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    Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

    335 Chandler Street, Worcester

    Since 1878, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.

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    Eastern Orthodox Managment Corporation

    300 Barber Avenue, Worcester

    Holy Trinity is a non-profit facility serving individuals who require a broad range of social, nursing and rehabilitation services in an atmosphere of quality care and Christian love, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or Veteran's status.

  • Music

    Worcester Center for Performance Arts Inc.

    2 Southbridge Street, Worcester

    The missions of the Worcester Center for Performance Arts is to foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.

  • Enviro

    Worcester Natural History Society

    222 Harrington Way, Worcester

    We all know it as the EcoTarium and for all the fun and education.

    Founded in 1825, the Worcester Natural History Society is a great place to play outside, play on the imagination playground and learn about the natural history of Worcester.

  • Family

    Y.O.U., Inc

    81 Plantation Street, Worcester

    Y.O.U Inc. is dedicated to providing  services that help put a bright and productive future within every family’s reach.

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    Bridge of Central Massachusetts

    4 Mann Street, Worcester

    Founded in 1973, The Bridge now serves over 1,200 individuals in residential and community settings.

    Supports compassionate, evidence-based human services for those with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and complex family problems.

  • Giving

    Auburn Mall 2nd Annual Giving Tree

    Looking for a way to give this Holiday season?

    The Auburn Mall has partnered with Auburn Youth and Family Services to put together a giving tree to benefit local families in need. The tree will be on display at guest services.

    The tree runs until December 14.

  • Arts

    Worcester County Mechanics Association

    321 Main Street, Worcester

    Mechanics Hall is the premier event venue and concert hall in Central Massachusetts. Renowned for its elegance and sound qualities, the Hall's cultural significance, its stunning décor and architectural detail have earned it a listing on the National Register of Historic Places

  • History

    Worcester Historical Museum

    30 Elm Street, Worcester

    The Worcester Historical Museum is home to exhibits that display all parts of the histroy of Worcester. The museum includes an Alden Family Gallery, an artifact collection gallery and a salisbury mansion gallery.

  • Girls

    Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts Inc.

    81 Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester

    The mission of the Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

  • Youth

    Boys and Girls Club of Worcester

    65 Tainter Street, Worcester

    The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester is to help youth develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders, through caring professional staff who forge relationships with our youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life.

  • Fighting Cancer

    The Jimmy Fund

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA

    The Jimmy Fund is always looking for people to donate blood and platelets for those undergoing cancer treatments and trauma victims. 

    You can also become a dedicated volunteer for Jimmy Funds many councils and promote their mission by hosting fundraising events.

    Photo: The Jimmy Fund

  • Improving Health

    Reliant Medical Group

    100 Front St., Worcester, MA

    Reliant Medical Group is an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of everyone in Central Massachusetts. 

    Donate to volunteer or participate in a 5k to help support the many other non-profits that they are engaged in.

    Photo: Reliant Medical Group

  • Fighting AIDS

    AIDS Project Worcester

    85 Green St, Worcester, MA

    AIDS Project Worcester provides housing for those who are HIV positive and in need of financial assistance. 

    They also provide educational services to teach the community about AIDS and STD prevention.

    Volunteer to help with their educational outreach or donate to support their cause. 

  • Animals

    Broken Tail Rescue

    160 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA

    Broken Tail Rescue saves dogs and cats from euthanasia at their rescue center.

    They need volunteers to foster rescues and donations for care and goods. 

    Photo: Broken Tail Rescue

  • Housing

    Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

    6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA

    Donate gently used home goods to Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance to benefit the homeless and  at-risk.

    Photo: CMHA

  • Fighting Cancer

    Why Me and Sherry's House

    1152 Pleasant Street, Worcester

    Donate your car or volunteer to help support families affected by childhood cancer at Why Me and Sherry's House.

    You can even help provide a family with meals or emergency childcare during their hardship. 

    Photo: Why Me and Sherry's House

  • Education

    Ascentria Care Alliance

    14 East Worcester St., Worcester, MA

    Ascentria Care Alliance is one of the largest community service organizations in the area and allows you to reach out in many different ways. 

    Volunteer as a tutor or skills trainer to help members of your community reach their full potential.

     Photo: Ascentria Care Alliance

  • Youth Support

    Big Brothers Big Sister of Central MA

    484 Main St., Worcester, MA

    Become a mentor for an at-risk child in your community through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts/ Metrowest. 

  • Rehab

    JHC Assisted Living Corp

    629 Salisbury Street, Worcester

    The Jewish HealthCare Center is one of New England’s most respected HealthCare facilities, providing innovative long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, hospice services, home care services, and Alzheimer’s care to the community since 1916.

  • Children

    Children's Friend

    21 Ceder Street, Worcester

    Children's Friend benefits children and families whose lives have been affected by difficulties including abuse, neglect, family instability, death, substance abuse, and mental, emotional and physical problems

  • Hungry

    Worcester County Food Bank

    474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury

    Donate food, funds or volunteer your time at the Worcester County Food Bank.

    Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is the region’s leading anti-hunger organization distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product

  • Youth and Families

    Key Program Inc.

    670 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA

    Key Program Inc. in Framingham seeks to assist troubled youth and their families. 

    The organization is always looking for food items, apparel, bikes, and gift certificates from donators.

    Photo: Key Program Inc. 

  • Education


    10 Prince Place, Newburyport, MA

    Fraxa Research Foundation is on a mission to help to find a cure for Fragile X - a disease that affects intellectual abilities, and makes sufferes hyperactive, hypersentitive to light and noise and prone to seizures. 

    You can donate or tribute a gift in honor of someone suffering from Fragile X. 

    Photo: Fraxa Research Foundation

  • Animals

    Pet Chance

    PO Box 448, Northborough, MA

    Pet Chance allows you to fund medical services for animals in shelters who need care.

    Families who cannot afford medical services for their pets can also apply for funding on the site.

    Help someone's furry friend heal this holiday.

  • Disabilities

    Horace Mann Educational Associates

    8 Forge Pkwy, Franklin, MA

    Donate your vehicle, electronics, gift cards and more to Horace Mann Educational Associates.

    The organization is responsible for serving nearly 3,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities. 

  • Health

    Seven Hills

    415 Main St., Worcester, MA

    Seven Hills aids the disabled, impoverish, and those dealing with trauma get back on the road to wellness and recovery.

    To donate or volunteer for one of thermally training programs visit their site. 

    Photo: Seven Hills

  • Education

    Nativity School in Worcester

    67 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA

    Donate boys’ uniforms, sports equipment, and art supplies to support the academic programs of the Nativity School in Worcester.

    Photo: Nativity School in Worcester

  • Music

    Worcester Chamber Music Society

    9 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609

    Worcester Chamber Music brings world-class chamber music to intimate Greater Worcester venues. WCMS nurtures the community through a unique combination of affordable concerts, education and community engagement.

  • Health

    American Red Cross Central MA

    2000 Century Dr., Worcester, MA

    American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts is always looking for volunteers to donate blood, organize fundraisers, and donate non-monetary items like credit card rewards and goods. 

    The Red Cross prevents and relieves suffering to those in the community including military families in need. 

  • Homeless Children

    StandUp For Kids

    114 Main Street, Worcester, MA

    StandUp For Kids offers volunteer opportunities every second Monday of the month.

    Volunteer to help outreach efforts and help those suffering from youth homelessness in Central Massachusetts.

    Photo: StandUp for Kids

  • Veterans

    Operation Homefront

    21 Franklin St., Quincy, MA

    Organize a fundraiser to benefit the families of soldiers through financial relief efforts, and caregiving to wounded warriors through Operation Homefront. 

  • Disabilities

    Center for Living and Working

    484 Main St., Worcester, MA

    The center for living and working assists the disabled with independent living, the deaf and hard of hearing and provide personal care management to over 1000 people in Central Massachusetts.

    Photo: Center for Living and Working 

  • Support

    Advocates Inc.

    One Clarks Hill, Framingham, MA 

    Advocates Inc. assists the disabled and elderly with home ownership and sustaining satisfying work and personal relationships. 

    Intern, or donate online when you do your personal shopping on Amazon, overtime you shop Advocates receives a percentage of your total purchase - making it easy to give and receive.

    Photo: Advocates, Inc. 

  • Families

    Auburn Youth and Family Services

    21 Pheasant Ct, Auburn, MA

    Tutor a student or participate in Auburn Youth and Family Services’ Holiday Giving Program. 

    Adopt a child or family to donate food, and gifts to be delivered to needy families this holiday.

  • Rebuilding

    Jeff’s Place

    34 Deloss St., Framingham, MA

    Donate a useable laptop, paper goods, and financial gifts to Jeff’s Place and help them facilitate healthy grief journeys for children and families experiencing loss.   

    Photo: Jeff's Place

  • Community

    Young Womens Christian Association of Central Mass

    One Salem Square, Worcester

    YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

  • Children

    Be Like Brit

    66 Pullman St, Worcester, MA 01606

    From a terrible tragedy emerges a massive effort to help children in Haiti. The mission is "to serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn & thrive."



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