Dessert First

Date Time Location
Thursday, February 26, 2015 6-9 pm Chase Park Plaza St. Louis, Missouri

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 over 500 guests will gather to celebrate Girl Scouting at Dessert First, a fundraising event which helps to raise critical funds necessary to support the mission of Girl Scouts. Now in its fourth year, this event has quickly become the most popular in recent Girl Scout history.

Desserts First

Its format is unique: during cocktail hour guests taste original desserts inspired by Girl Scout Cookies made by St. Louis chefs. Each year, local chefs take our famous Girl Scout Cookies and transform them into mouth-watering desserts. Then, with the help of special guest judges, all guests vote for their favorite dessert.

Past participants include:

  • Amy's Corner Bakeshop, Chefs Amy Verkamp-McArthy & Culley Freese
  • Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, Chef David Bailey
  • Bixby’s, Chefs Greg Ziegenfuss & Callaghan Carter
  • Blood & Sand, Chef Chris Bork
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille, Chef Gerald “Jay” Witte
  • Cardwell’s on the Plaza, Chef Ellen Farrell
  • Companion Bakehouse, Chef George “Skip” Guthier, Jr.
  • Cravings, Chef Tim Brennan
  • Dierbergs, Chef Judy Smith
  • EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, Chef Aaron Baggett
  • Four Seasons, Chef Fabrizio Schenardi
  • Glen Echo Country Club, Chef Terry Peirick
  • Harvest Restaurant, Chef Nick Miller
  • Home Wine Kitchen, Chef Cassy Vires
  • La Patisserie Chouquette, Chef Simone Faure
  • Onesto Pizza & Trattoria, Chef Sally Sciaroni
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Chefs Nathaniel Reid & Jeanine Edmonds
  • The Saint Louis Club, Chef Kathrine Benson
  • Saint Louis Community College, Chef Casey Shiller
  • Schnucks, Chef Ashley Van Camp

See past dessert recipes to make your own delightful desserts!

Education Scholarship Awards

Finally, 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 completed, their Gold Award, the highest recognition available to Girl Scouts.

Awardees are selected through an application and essay process. All girls working towards earning their Gold Award are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholarship. Applications are due Monday, October 27, 2014.

Past scholarship recipients include:

  • Carolyn “Carly” Beard, Clayton High School; 2012 Recipient
  • Julia Brose, Eureka High School; 2013 Recipient
  • Jazmyn Ferguson, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School; 2012 Recipient
  • Lauren Gieseking, Parkway West High School; 2014 Recipient
  • Melissa LaChance, Central R-3 High School; 2013 Recipient
  • Natalie Ried, Lindbergh High School; 2014 Recipient

Download the application here

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. Legacy Builders include:

  • 2015 Corporate Legacy Builder: Crawford Taylor Foundation
  • 2014 Corporate Legacy Builder: Ameren Missouri
  • 2013 Corporate Legacy Builder: Monsanto
  • 2012 Corporate Legacy Builder: Emerson
     
  • 2015 Individual Legacy Builder: Laurna C. Godwin
  • 2014 Individual Legacy Builder: Elsie St. Cyr
  • 2013 Individual Legacy Builder: Marilyn Fox
  • 2012 Individual Legacy Builder: Carolyn Losos

More Information

To learn more about Dessert First, or to join our event committee, contact Events & Stewardship Manager Emily Carroll at 314.592.2373 or ecarroll@girlscoutsem.org.

See the photos from Dessert First 2014!

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Sponsors

Emerson


Ameren
Crawford Taylor Foundation


Macy's
St. Lukes


Ashdon Farms
Centene
Commerce Bank
Webster University