We are excited to announce the judges lined up for our 4th Annual Bundt® Off Baking Competition and Vendor Fair.
Kurt Anderson – Owner-operator Pretty Great Cheesecake
Kurt Anderson is founder and owner of Pretty Great Cheesecake. He says “life is too short not to eat cheesecake!” All of his recipes are developed with a unique and creative perspective, combined with the freshest ingredients, his cheesecake are unlike any other! You can find Kurt slinging cheesecakes all over the Twin Cities in his bright blue food truck!
Kurt has been seen on WCCO-TV, KARE 11 and Twin Cities Live. His cheesecakes have been featured in Taste of Home magazine, on the Hallmark Channel and on the Fox 9 Facebook page. In 2017, he was awarded the Blue Ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair for his Honey Cheesecake.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with degrees in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management and Food Science and Technology. Kurt has worked for large food companies such as Jack Links and Jennie-O Turkey and International Dairy Queen. Kurt is a firefighter with the Chaska Fire Department. He lives in Chaska with his wife Carrie and their cat Spud.
Katy Gerdes – Owner/Head Pastry Chef at Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar
Katy is a know it all in the best sense of the word. She owns Angel Food Bakery in downtown Minneapolis & at MSP airport, coaches snowboarding, was a designer on Project Runway and is a human GPS. All of her knowledge comes into play when she masterfully creates ice lollies. In her free time she likes get her butt kicked at CrossFit, watch cheesy sitcoms and makes plans to rule the world with her two cats Boris & Nuke.
Hanna Maslowski – Pageant of Hope Inspiration – Avid Baker – Future Food Truck Owner
Hanna was crowned the “2009 Minnesota Miss You Can Do It” and went on to the National Competition where Hanna was crowned “2009 National Miss You Can Do It Runner-up”.
Hanna enjoys baking in her custom kitchen, coordinating bake sales, camping, spending time with family, playing games, and traveling. Her love for life is inspiring and her smile is infectious. She sets her goals high and works so hard to achieve them.
Hanna truly exemplifies how challenges and disabilities can be a catalyst to amazing opportunities and experiences, if you follow your dreams!
Sidney Bradley – Avid Baker – Bundt® Off Competition Winner – Royalty Division
Sidney is currently in the 7th grade at Agamim Classical Academy. She is a former St. Louis Park junior ambassador (2016-2017). She has participated in the last three Bundt® Off competitions in both the Kid and Royalty divisions and has placed each year. In her spare time, she is active in gymnastics at the SLP community center, loves to bake sweet treats, and play with her two dogs. She is really excited to be a guest judge for the Royalty Division in this year’s competition!