The newly formed Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) has come up with a seasonally delightful way to raise some funds for their scholarship fund, which helps culinary students and professionals pursuing LDEI membership, and Green Table, an initiative connecting urban and rural farms to schools and restaurants. The group has arranged a Christmas cookie sale, the cookies baked and donated by 50 area chefs, and all proceeds from the sale goes to the group’s scholarship fund.
According to a Les Dames d’Escoffier press release, the sale is organized by chef Kim Jones of the Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies, who has persuaded a host of her colleagues to contribute their favorite holiday cookies to the sale. Creations by Josh Bettis ofThe Brown Hotel, Joe Castro, of the GE Monogram Experience Center, Judy Schad of Capriole Goat Cheese, Claudia DeLatorre of Cake Flour: A Natural Baking Company, Greg Fearing of Gary’s On Spring, Ghyslain Maurais of Ghyslain Chocolatier, Kelly Ramsey of Art Eatables and man more.
The sale will be Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Copper & Kings distillery, 1121 E. Washington St. Tours of the distillery will be available, and other Butchertown businesses such as Butchertown Market and Butchertown Grocery will be open and serving customers.