holiday cookies

Buy Christmas cookies; help educate a chef

Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1-5 p.m.,  Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky will host the organization’s third annual holiday bake sale at Ramsi’s Café, 1293 Bardstown Rd. All proceeds from the sale, which will offer both sweet and savory holiday treats, will benefit LDEIKY’s scholarship fund.

Items available, baked by local celebrated chefs, skilled bakers, and LDEIKY members, include homemade cookies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, scones, pies, and much more. Shoppers can start their holiday shopping at the bake sale, and then join in the season’s festivities at Bardstown Road Aglow.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a “worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.” The Kentucky chapter, one of only 28 worldwide; one of their primary projects is awarding scholarships for further study in the culinary arts to local women.

According to a press release, ” the LDEIKY scholarship fund helps culinary students and Green Table, an initiative connecting urban and rural farms to schools and restaurants. Proceeds from last year’s bake sale funded two scholarships totaling $5,000 for two Sullivan University graduates. LDEIKY hopes to raise even more money for scholarships this year. In previous years, the baked treats sold out in the first few hours, so shoppers are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.”

Students from the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University will organize the baked goodies donated by local chefs, skilled home bakers and chefs from such restaurants as Brasserie Provence; Decca; 8UP; Anoosh Bistro; Cake Flour and The Bakery at Sullivan University.