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We're excited to announce

the next Dessert First:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Parkway

Please read below for a recap of the 2017 Dessert First event. 

Thank you so much for your support towards Dessert First. It truly was a memorable evening , with the many delicious desserts made from our own Girl Scout Cookies, an exciting live auction and inspiring words from one of our own Girl Scouts.

Our 12th Annual Dessert First was a resounding success with more than  230 guests attending and a total of $78,000 raised to support girls in west central Florida. We could not have done it without your support. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the girls we serve.

On behalf of our girls, volunteers and board of directors, thank you again. We are already looking forward to Dessert First 2018!




We enjoyed hearing from Emma,  a Gold Award Girl Scout,  as she shared about the leadership skills she’s gained, her time on the CEO Girl Advsiory Board, her camping experiences and how supportive her Girl Scout sisters have been throughout her life.

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The competition among the chefs  was fierce.  Trinity Cafe’s Chef Doug Wanek took home the Judges’ Choice Award with his  Minted Chocolate Raspberry Tart (pictured left, top and bottom) and The Don CeSar’s Chef Jake Yergensen was awarded the People’s Choice Award with his Thin Mint Crunch Bar (pictured right, top and bottom).

Watch Chef Jake Yergensen from the Don CeSar Hotel, and Chef Miguel Posada from Ocean Prime make their desserts!

You can view more photos from the event on our Facebook Page

Contact Terri Costello at 813-262-1688 or if you would like to sponsor next year's Dessert First.





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