FlavorFest is a Division of Administration and Finance tradition where our employees get together once a year to thank our employees for their hard work. The event features a culinary contest where some employees share their tasty creations.

Culinary Contest Winners


  • Creativity:   LORI HEINIS – Walking Ticket Taco

  • Presentation:   CALLIEN WRIGHT – Blueberry Cupcakes

  • Taste:   SANDRA RODRIGUEZ – Pernil y Arroz Con Gandules (Pork Shoulder and Pigeon Peas Rice)

  • Best In Show:   ALEXANDRA KONTOS – Macaron’s On Patrol


  • Creativity:   DEBRA LUKEN – Milky Way Brownies

  • Presentation:   JORDAN CASTILLO – Snickerdoodles

  • Taste:   RHODNEY BROWDY – Ribs

  • Best In Show:   JACOB HUGHEY – Oreo Truffles


  • Creativity:   DEBRA LUKEN – S’mores Pie

  • Presentation:   LINDA BAKER – Pecan Pie Pops

  • Taste:   MILLIE RIOS – “Crack” Pie


  • Creativity & Presentation:   AUBREY JAYANAMA – Lemonade Pie Stand

  • Taste:   LINDA BAKER – Cream Cheese Pie


  • Creativity:   VARSHA DAS – Samosas

  • Presentation:   LINDA BAKER – Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

  • Taste:   JEFF SCHEITZACH – Butterscotch Pie


  • Creativity:   JAN NETTLES – Tomato Pie

  • Presentation:   LINDA BAKER – Butter Pecan Pie

  • Taste:   BARB BROWN – Sweet Potato Pie   &   LINDA WOOD – Strawberry Pie

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event!


  • Vice President’s Office for Administration & Finance for hosting an event that recognizes and expresses appreciation for the work our employees do every day.
  • Aramark for contributing coffee, drinks, and supplies.
  • Business Services for sponsoring Knightro’s appearance and the Selfie Booth supplies.
  • CFE Arena for the use of the lobby and helping with planning, setup & take-down of the event.
  • Diversity and Inclusion for presenting the Inclusion Champion certificates & pins
  • FlavorFest Chefs for sharing their talent with us!
  • FlavorFest Planning Committee.
  • FlavorFest Volunteers.
  • Knightro for bringing such great energy to the event.
  • Lieutenant Tony Merola for serving as our MC.
  • Parking and Transportation Services for hosting the FlavorFest Shuttle and providing additional support on the day of the event.
  • Printing Services for assistance with printing ballots and other items.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank for providing professional chefs to judge our Best in Show award.
  • UCF Bookstore for donating prizes for the winners in each category and thank-you gifts for our guest judges.



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