Emcee Lee Jordan, News Channel 5
Macedonia -- Prepare to impress your taste buds with delectable Girl Scout Cookie inspired desserts created by our area's most talented chefs!
The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) 17th annual Dessert First gala, the culmination to Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary, will take place at the Embassy Suites – Rockside on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
Money raised at this event stays in northeast Ohio and provides Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio with the resources to transform girls into the women leaders of tomorrow.
Cookies certainly appeal to the child in each of us, and for one night adults will experience a grown-up version of what we loved as children. Guests will sample the desserts before enjoying a sit-down dinner and presentation. This year's emcee is Girl Scout alum and WEWS Channel 5 anchorwoman Lee Jordan.
Get your cell phones ready! This year, texting during the presentation is encouraged. Guests will be asked to text DESSERT to 41444 (include amount and name) to make a contribution to the Campaign for Girls, a 5-year campaign to fund another century of Girl Scouting.
The evening includes a 50/50 drawing, a raffle with the opportunity to win a Goodyear Blimp ride, a sports fanatic package, and other prizes. Don Basch Jewelers also donated a 14k white gold diamond pendant necklace valued at nearly $4,000 for the coveted Treasure Chest!
In the spirit of friendly competition, desserts will be evaluated on presentation, creativity and taste by a panel of celebrity judges:
Christi Nichols, WONE Lisa Abraham, Akron Beacon JournalMaggie Fuller, WNIR Allan Fee, Q104
Erika Lauren, WMMS Desiray McCray, The New 102, WDOK
LeeAnn Sommers, WGAR Dr. Robyn Strosakar, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
The event is attended by members of the corporate community and media, as well as individuals who enjoy great food, entertainment and share a commitment to Girl Scouting throughout GSNEO's 18-county region.
Participating chefs include:
Bricco-Cleveland & Akron, Chase Phillips
Paladar Latin Kitchen, Michael Slater & Ryan Kaston
Portage Country Club, Annalisa DiGiantonio
PURA Vida by Brandt, Brandt Evans
Taste of Fine Dining Featuring Twisted Treats, Tanya Lundy & Jennifer Bogart
Pier W, Emma Scheer, Pastry Chef
Food for Thought, Susan Jonke, Chef De Cuisine & Jonathan Reigelmayer, Pastry Chef
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender, Michael Feigenbaum, Pastry Chef
Main Street Cupcakes, Sean Nock, Pastry Chef