For me, the highlight of the reception before the show was all the cheese from Miyoko Schinner. She was a judge and not a contestant, but as far as I'm concerned her cheeses stole the show. I have to get her book!
I also loved all the cookies, like these orange chocolate delights, from Picnic Bakery.
All in all, my vote would have gone to Chef Phil, but this was basically a vegan love fest and I am so happy I attended. With any luck, this will become an annual event and I can stuff myself silly again next year!