A party without cake is just a meeting.

- Julia Child

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All Tickets are Will-Call

Sweetest Chefs is like stepping into a live version of your favorite baking show!! What could be more fun? The South’s most indulgent party of the year, our 5th editions will feature meet and greets, photo opps and of course, dessert tastings from 12 of the South’s A-list pastry chefs. We’ll also have an upgraded demo stage featuring three amazing chefs – Food Network’s 2017 Best Baker in America Winner, Dwayne Ingraham, local favorite and 2017 Sweetest Chefs People’s Choice Winner Mitchell Moore, and Mississippi’s cake maven from Sugaree’s Bakery in New Albany, Mary Jennifer Russell.

This year will bring a new twist with savory food bars throughout the event featuring regional ingredients prepared by Ridgeland’s top restaurants as well as cocktails and tastings courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery, wines by Magnolia Barrel House, One Sweet Welcome Tent by Mercedes of Jackson, fundraising games and much more! 

WHEN: Monday, September 9, 2019

TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM, VIP Entrance at 6:30 PM

WHERE: The Lake House, 135 Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland, MS 39157, on the Ross Barnett Reservoir next to Cock of the Walk

DRESS: Dressy Casual

TICKETS: VIP Admission $100 per person, General Admission $39 per person

Advanced ticket purchase only. All Tickets are Will Call, but you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase. Please note: VIP and General Admission tickets have separate entrances and doors open at different times. Doors will open to air-conditioned VIP Check-In Lounge 15 minutes prior to event time.

CAUSE: We’ll be raising funds at this event for Extra Table to help feed the hungry in our local area. Extra Table is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to end hunger by delivering healthy groceries at below wholesale prices to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Absolutely 100% of your donation goes toward the purchase of food.

“The venue is fantastic. This is a great, fun event that supports a great cause and gives the guests an opportunity to experience tastings from some of the finest restaurants and chefs.”

— Sweetest Chefs of the South past attendee

» Be a VIP

  • Separate entrance with indoor, expedited check-in no matter when you arrive
  • Early admission to event
  • Exclusive VIP Swag Bag reserved just for you including items donated by okra. magazine, Kendra Scott, Mississippi Perks Pass and more!
  • Only VIP guests will have a vote to determine Best Overall Dessert, Most Creative Presentation and Best Taste winners announced live at the event

VIP Admission: $100 

» GENERAL ADMISSION

  • Live demo stage by Food Network’s 2017 Best Baker in America Winner Dwayne Ingraham, 2017 People’s Choice Sweetest Chefs Winner Mitchell Moore and Mississippi’s cake maven, Sugaree’s Bakery owner and baker, Mary Jennifer Russell.
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • Cocktails and tastings by Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Wine by Magnolia Barrel House
  • Tastings by Queen’s Reward Meadery
  • Savory food bar from Visit Ridgeland‘s top restaurants featuring local ingredients
  • Stunning waterfront venue in Ridgeland, Mississippi

General Admission: $39 

2019 PARTICIPATING CHEFS

Cooking Demonstrations By:

  • DWAYNE INGRAHAM
    5th & Taylor, Nashville, TN
  • MITCHELL MOORE
    Campbell’s Bakery & Campbell’s Craft Donuts
    Jackson, MS
  • MARY JENNIFER RUSSELL
    Sugaree’s Bakery, New Albany, MS

Chef Spotlight Tasting Tables:

  • JESSICA BEDOR
    Sinema, Nashville, TN
  • RUBY BLOCH SHENK
    Salt & Light Pastry Co., New Orleans, LA
  • ASHLEY BOTTOMS
    Clumpies, Chattanooga, TN
  • Cooking Demonstrations By:
    • DWAYNE INGRAHAM
      5th & Taylor, Nashville, TN
    • MITCHELL MOORE
      Campbell’s Bakery & Campbell’s Craft Donuts
      Jackson, MS
    • MARY JENNIFER RUSSELL
      Sugaree’s Bakery, New Albany, MS

    Chef Spotlight Tasting Tables:

    • JESSICA BEDOR
      Sinema, Nashville, TN
    • RUBY BLOCH SHENK
      Salt & Light Pastry Co., New Orleans, LA
    • ASHLEY BOTTOMS
      Clumpies, Chattanooga, TN
    • MEGAN BRENT
      Hominy and Grace, Atlanta, GA
    • STEPHANIE CHARNS
      The Indigo Road Restaurant Group, Raleigh, NC
    • BRITTANY CHETHAM
      Satterfield’s, Birmingham, AL
    • CHRIS WALKER
      Table 100, Flowood, MS
    • MARK CHRISTIE
      Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
    • LENNON HARRISON
      Voyager’s, Orange Beach, AL
    • CHRIS WALKER
      Table 100, Flowood, MS
    • CARA WILLIAMS
      Odette, Florence, AL
  • MEGAN BRENT
    Hominy and Grace, Atlanta, GA
  • STEPHANIE CHARNS
    Raleigh, NC
  • BRITTANY CHETHAM
    Satterfield’s, Birmingham, AL
  • PATTY CLARK
    Warehouse Bakery, Fairhope, AL
  • MARK CHRISTIE
    Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
  • JUSTINE GUDMUNDSON-MCCAIN
    Blue Jay’s Bakery, Pensacola, FL
  • LENNON HARRISON
    Voyager’s, Orange Beach, AL
  • TAYLOR RIGBY
    CAET, Ridgeland, MS
  • CHRIS WALKER
    Table 100, Flowood, MS
  • CARA WILLIAMS
    Odette, Florence, AL

One of the best events of the year!

To inquire about tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please call 601-852-3463 or email inbox@eatyall.com.

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Sweetest Chefs of the South - 2017 Sponsors

This event is awesome. It's elegant but casual. Very nice event for spouses, friends, co-workers, and family.

Great venue, wonderful food, and a good time!