LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Keith Kaiser is getting a sample of a special event that uses Girl Scout cookies to create grown-up desserts.

The 2014 Girl Scouts Cookie season runs from January through the end of March including the Desserts First fundraising event.

Desserts First features an array of gourmet desserts, hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks made from Girl Scout Cookies.

The eighth annual Desserts First happens on Wednesday, February 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.

The public is invited to attend and sample creations from local chefs whose original recipes use Girl Scout Cookies as the main ingredient.

Twenty-eight chefs will be participating this year.

A sampling of local participating restaurants includes popular favorites from last year, The Comfy Cow, john conti Coffee, KT's & Austin's, The Melting Pot, KCTC Culinary Arts Program, Bill's Famous Spreads as well as new additions, The Oakroom @ the Seelbach, The Monkey Wrench, RedHot Roasters, The Chocolate Bar, Jack Knife Cafe and many more.

New for this year, the theme is "The Science of Cooking", which coincides with our Girl Scout S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative.

In partnership with The Kentucky Science Center, this new twist will incorporate hands-on science that include what chefs already know… science is a big part of the cooking process.

This cookie dessert extravaganza will also include a cash bar.

Tickets are $50 per person.

Corporate tables of 10 are available for $1,000 which includes specific benefits.

CLICK HERE for reservations.

All money raised benefits Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, which serves more than 23,000 girls and adult volunteers in 64 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Girl Scouting provides a leadership experience that helps girls discover, connect and take action to make the work a better place.

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