Smart Cookies: Chefs Above the Rest

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On September 12th, I attended the fundraiser Smart Cookies: Chefs Above the Rest. All the proceeds went to the Girls Scout of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

I wasn’t sure how I’d survive being surrounded by Girls Scout cookies, but I stayed strong…until towards the end of the event. $20 for a bag of all the best-flavored cookies, I couldn’t resist. And you can’t say no when a Girls Scout comes up to you and asks if you want to buy some cookies. You just can’t.

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What was so great about this event was seven fantastic Girl Scouts had the tremendous opportunity to work alongside six local female chefs. Each was assigned to a Girl Boss who are doing incredible work in the Chicago culinary scene and get a first-hand look into all the hard work that goes into running a business, creating dishes and start getting the wheels turning on what they will like to do in their profession when they’re older.

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The guest was able to try a special dish from each of the Chefs and Sous Chefs, including Pollo tacos, cupcakes, bread, party popcorn, flowered cookies, and green garlic risotto.

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  Green Garlic Risotto

Green Garlic Risotto

  Party Popcorn. One had Lucky Charms marshmallows and sprinkles

Party Popcorn. One had Lucky Charms marshmallows and sprinkles

  Pressed-Flower Butter Cookies

Pressed-Flower Butter Cookies

  Cupcakes, Pie Shots, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Cupcakes, Pie Shots, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  Chucho’s Pollo Taco

Chucho’s Pollo Taco

To learn more about the chefs who participated, click here.