Cooking Contest Judges

With so many amazing creations, it takes a whole panel of judges to taste and evaluate the culinary inventions.  Grand Prize winner of the contest is granted a tour of the Durkee Mower Marshmallow Fluff Factory.  Tops in each of the categories receives a one-of-a-kind trophy and a bag of awesome prizes.  After the contest judging is complete, visit the Fluff Fest Bake Sale to take home your taste!

Heading Up the 2011 What the Fluff?  Cooking Contest Judges:

Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D- Revere), now in her sixth term at the State House, represents the 16th Suffolk District. She is lead sponsor of the bill to make the Fluffernutter the official State Sandwich.



Rick Linnehan is  a veterinarian and NASA  Astronaut. This New England native is a veteran of 4 flights with 59 days in space.  Demonstrating his profound love of Fluff, he fueled up for his 2005 space walk from the Space Shuttle Endeavor with a Fluffernutter.


Aaron Cohen likes to play with his food.  He’s founder of @eatBoston where more than 17,000 follow his foodie news and where he brings the dining experience out of staid restaurants. Aaron a regular contributor to and has been commissioned to write for Equire.  Aaron’s the man plugged in on what’s hot, cool, and totally sweet.


Chef Suzi Maitland aka Suzi Cornbread is chef at Trina’s Starlite Lounge on Somerville’s Beacon Street where she’s renown for her take on American classics like fried chicken and waffles and mac and cheese with Ritz crackers.   Trina’s Monday Industry Brunch brings folks in Boston’s hospitality community together for good food, drinks and connection.


Kellie Silsby knows her desserts!  Head of  Quality Control & Production Manager for Union Square’s own Taza Chocolate, Kellie trains the whole sensory analysis team at the chocolate factory.  Her detailed analysis will be able to separate the good from the extraordinary.


Lisa Perry is Restaurant Supervisor at the Distinctive Hospitality Group, overseeing food service at the Somerville’s Holiday Inn. She’s a life-long Fluff lover.


And representating the public taste buds is Scarlett Blazenhoff who never met a fluffernutter she didn’t like!

Union Square Development – Master Developer

The City of Somerville is seeking a master developer to enact the Union Square Redevelopment Plan. This developer would facilitate 2.3 million square feet of new development in seven  development blocks. The parcels are currently assessed at $26 million.

A 20-member Community Advisory Committee is tasked with selecting the master developer for approval by the Somerville Redevelopment Authority.

Short Listed Candidates for Master Developer:

 Key documents:



Transportation Documents:

Other resources: