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Dessert First

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Location: Chase Park Plaza
Khorassan Ballroom
St. Louis, Missouri
6-9 p.m.

Dessert First is our sweetest event of the year! Eat dessert first and support leadership development for girls. Dessert First challenges local chefs from restaurants around our region to create delectable and innovative desserts incorporating Girl Scout Cookies. Because every challenge needs a prize, during cocktail hour guests and a panel of celebrity judges vote for their favorite. This year is particularly significant, as it marks the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and will feature the introduction of a new mouthwatering variety.

Legacy Builders

The event also honors one Individual Legacy Builder and one Corporate Legacy Builder. Both honorees are chosen because of the enormous support and service they have provided to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

2017 Corporate Legacy Builder Express Scripts
2017 Individual Legacy Builder Mary Ann Altergott
Chefs & Restaurants

Each year, chefs take our famous Girl Scout Cookies and turn them into mouthwatering desserts. This year's event features the culinary talents of:

23 City Blocks Catering Executive Chef Nick Miller
Chase Park Plaza Executive Pastry Chef Eric Phillips
EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery  Executive Chef Aaron Baggett
Kakao Chocolate Chef Monica Tirre
Piccione Pastry Pastry Chef Colleen McBryan
L’École Culinaire Chef Nicole Shuman
Companion Teaching Kitchen Manager Cassy Vires
Edibles + Essentials Owner and Chef Matthew B. Borchardt
Element Restaurant and Lounge Pastry Chef Tyler Davis
Cielo at Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Gian Nicola Colucci
Niche Food Group Group Pastry Chef Mathew Rice
Sardella Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Osborn
Southern Chef Rick Lewis
Strange Donuts Owner and Chef Jason Bockman
Vincent Van Doughnut Chef Candis Stiebel

After Dinner Dessert: Baileys' Chocolate Bar, Chef David Bailey

Education Scholarships

Additionally, at this special event Girl Scouts celebrates the leadership and service of two outstanding Girl Scouts and awards two scholarships of $5,000 to be used for higher education. Scholarship recipients must be working on, or have earned, their Gold Award, the highest recognition available to Girl Scouts.

This year we are thrilled to award Sara Ayers, a senior at Parkway West High School and Allison Licavoli, a senior at Marquette High School, the Dessert First Education Scholarship.

Corporate Sponsorships

Dessert First corporate sponsors invest in Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri to develop strong, well-equipped, and service-minded leaders for tomorrow's workforce.

We are developing a pipeline of capable workers to be future leaders in your organization. Girl Scouting works, and your investment in girls will impact the future leadership of your organization, Missouri, the United States and the world.

Interested in a corporate sponsorship? Email Ashlie Zimmerman or call 314.592.2367.

To learn more about Dessert First, or to join our event committee, email the Fund Development department.