The 7th Annual Wieden & Kennedy Pie-Off was this afternoon. The tables were set for the Apple, Berry/Fruit, Cream/Meringue, Chocolate, Pumpkin, Brand, International, Miscellaneous and Pizza catorgries to strut their stuff to the entire agency.
A select group of category judges mulled over their groups of pies and ultimately picked a group winner to make it to the final table where Mr. Dan Wieden would sample the finalists. The international category had a lone entrant from Tokyo brought over by Susan Hoffman.
Upon careful consideration, it was decided that this years Champion would be a classic Pumpkin pie.
This victory marks the first for the Pumpkin category and for Andrea Nelsen. To the victor go the spoils, a trip for two to San Francisco. A tremendous victory for this young Project Manager from Twin Cities.
With the smell of victory filling the atruim of the WK Global Headquarters it was time to release the hounds to share in the winnings.
Official Results of the 2006 W+K Pie-off:
1st – Andrea Nelsen / Pumpkin Pie with Nut crust
2nd – Lauren Brogan / Wild berry Crumble Crust
3rd – Amber Lavender / Coconut Crème Pie
Winners of Each Category
Pumpkin – Andrea Nelsen
Berry/Fruit – Lauren Brogan
Chocolate – Joani Wardwell
Cream/Meringue – Amber Lavender
Apple – David Kelly
Misc – Jeff Selis – Key Lime Pie
Brand – Chris Lawson with Cherry Coke Pie
International – W+K Tokyo with 4 day old Apple Pie that Hoffman schlepped from Tokyo to SF to PDX
Thanks to all of the participants and have a wonderful holiday.
See you next year!