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Dessert First

On Thursday, February 27 Girl Scouts hosted its signature fundraising event, Dessert First. The event was a huge success with over 460 guests in attendance and over $187,000 raised - more than any single event in recent Council history!  All proceeds from the event will support our leadership development programs for girls.

Once again, Dessert First delighted guests with 10 local chefs creating unique desserts from Girl Scout Cookies.

See some of our favorite recipes

Guests and special guest judges voted for their favorites and the winners were:

  • People’s Choice Award:
    The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis with Executive Pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid & Pastry Supervisor Jeanine Edmonds
  • Judge’s Choice Award:
    The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis with Executive Pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid & Pastry Supervisor Jeanine Edmonds

The event also honored Ameren Missouri as our Corporate Legacy Builder and Elsie St. Cyr as our Individual Legacy Builder.  Both Legacy Builders have provided enormous support and service to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. Learn more about our honorees through the following videos.

Corporate Legacy Builder: Ameren Missouri

Individual Legacy Builder: Elsie St. Cyr

Finally, the event celebrated Lauren Gieseking and Natalie Ried, two 13-year Girl Scouts who are well on their way to completing their Girl Scout Gold Awards.  Both Lauren and Natalie were awarded $5,000 scholarships to be used for higher education.Learn more about our scholarship recipients through the following videos.

Lauren Gieseking

Natalie Ried

Participating Restaurants & Chefs

  • Amy's Corner Bakeshop, Chefs Amy Verkamp-McArthy & Culley Freese
  • Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, Chef David Bailey
  • Companion Bakehouse, Pastry Chef George “Skip” Guthier, Jr.
  • Cravings, Executive Chef Tim Brennan
  • EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, Chef Aaron Baggett
  • Harvest Restaurant, Executive Chef Nick Miller
  • La Patisserie Chouquette, Pastry Chef Simone Faure
  • Onesto Pizza & Trattoria, Pastry Chef Sally Sciaroni
  • Saint Louis Community College, Program Coordinator, Baking and Pastry Arts Casey Shiller
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Executive Pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid & Pastry Supervisor Jeanine Edmonds

Stay tuned for the reveal of next year’s Dessert First event date…


2014 Event Sponsors



Emerson




Ameren Missouri

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Amrazek
Centene
Clear Channel
Macy's
Morgan Stanley
PWC




Commerce Bank
Cord
EY
Express Scripts
Fleishman Hillard
Lewis Rice FingersH
Little Brownie Baker
Moneta Group
Northern Trust
Novus
Polsinelli
St. Lukes Hospital
Towers Watson
UniGroup
Wells Fargo




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