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Celebrate Our Local Culinary Scene at Smart Cookies: Chefs Above the Rest

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is grateful to those who joined us at Gallery 1500 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to celebrate this year's smart cookies from the local culinary scene!

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The 2018 Chefs and Girl Scout Sous Chefs!

Each chef recognized as a smart cookie at this year's event was paired with a Girl Scout sous chef for a day of mentoring. The pairs made everything from gnocchi to edible cookie dough, then sat down together where the chefs shared more about their background and passion for cooking with the girls.

Watch the highlights below.

Meet the Chefs at Smart Cookies 2018
Hosted by Jocelyn Delk Adams | Cookbook Author and Founder Grandbaby Cakes

Smart Giving & Silent Auction

You can still make a donation to support the event. Text COOKIES18 to 52182 to make a donation and check out the final auction items while they last!

Last Chance! Silent Auction »

All proceeds from Smart Cookies benefit Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana! 

Presented by Capital One, Diners Club International


  • Adela Cepeda
  • Alison Chung
  • Sandra Guthman
  • Terry Savage
  • Jill Wine-Banks
  • Doris Christopher
  • Amy Hilliard
  • James Reynolds
  • Marsha Serlin
  • Maureen Beal
  • Jon Cotay
  • Jeanne Gang
  • Eric Hsueh
  • Eileen Sweeney
  • Genevieve Thiers
  • Roz Varon
  • Erikka Wang
  • Therese Fauerbach
  • Seth Kravitz
  • Katrina Markoff
  • Christine O'Reilly
  • Carole Segal
  • Smita Shah
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson
  • Mitzi Miller
  • Rachel Portell
  • Cesar Rolon
  • Laura Sanchez-Greenberg
  • Brooke Wiseman
  • Martin Castro
  • Tarrah Cooper
  • Katlin Smith
  • Susan Whiting
  • Shradha Agarwal
  • Bridget Gainer
  • Amanda Lannert
  • Jodi Bondi Norgaard
  • Angelique Power
  • Rita Sola Cook
  • Chris-Tia Donaldson
  • Katy Lynch
  • Jennifer Sherman