The 2014 Dessert First Gala was a big hit and we owe it to an incredible group of people. From event volunteers, committee members, and staff, to our guests, sponsors, celebrity judges and competing chefs; Girl Scouts of North East Ohio wishes to thank you for your tremendous support in making this a successful event. We raised over $98,000 for our girls. We couldn't have done it without all of you and we hope you'll join us again in 2016 for another spectacular event!
Click HERE to find the results of the Dessert Competition, as well as links to recipes, photos of the event, and more.
November 15, 2014
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard Independence, OH 44131
Dessert First, in its 18th year, is the Girl Scouts’ signature fundraising event, chaird by Judith E. Matsko and hosted by NewsChannel 5 anchorwoman Lee Jordan, held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites, Cleveland-Rockside. Proceeds benefit 50,000 girls and adult volunteers throughout northeast Ohio.
The event challenges chefs from around the region to create desserts featuring…you guessed it, Girl Scout Cookies! The truly tempting, hand-crafted, decadent desserts are as gorgeous to gaze upon as they are delightful to eat.
In the spirit of friendly competition, desserts will be judged by our panel of celebrity judges and food editors as well as our guests on Presentation, Creativity and Taste. The dessert tasting will be followed by an elegant dinner, raffle, silent and live auction.
The event is attended by hundreds of members of the corporate community as well as individuals who love great food and share a commitment to help girls reach their full potential.
Learn more about our signature event and keep up with the latest updates here!
The 2014 event committee was chaired by Judy Matsko. For questions or more information about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.