JLE-NS Virtual “Cook Along” Fundraiser Event Saturday, February 20, 2021

Join the JLE-NS for a fabulous “Cook Along” event with

acclaimed celebrity chef and Food Network host, Gale Gand.

Chef Gale will walk us through creating a craft cocktail plus two appetizers, all while listening to Gale’s anecdotes and stories about the culinary arts and her career.

Definitely a fun twist to our annual Trivia Night event!

Event Details:

When: Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: Virtual “Cook Along” event via Zoom call

Zoom link, recipes, and ingredient list will be

provided via email prior to the event.

Ticket Options:

¤ “Cook Along” Single Ticket: $40

¤ “Cook Along” Couples Ticket: $75

¤ “Cook Along” Group (2+): $75 plus $25 suggested donation per attendee beyond two

¤ “Cook Along” Event Donation: $100 (any amount)

**Special Incentive: Chef Gale has graciously offered to personalize her cookbooks Brunch! and Lunch! when purchased from her website. Please see below for cookbook descriptions and website link. Don’t miss this exciting offer…great gift option for a birthday or Mother’s Day gift!

Click here to purchase your “Cook Along” virtual event tickets!

PAYMENT OPTIONS…MasterCard and Visa, or by mailing a check to: JLE-NS, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209, Winnetka, IL  60093.

About Chef Gale Gand:

Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, cooking teacher, cookbook author, restaurateur, and television personality. She has received two James Beard Awards, and was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs and the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame. She co-founded and partnered in the renowned Chicago restaurant TRU, which had 2 stars from the Michelin Guide. For 8 years Gale was the host of Sweet Dreams, Food Network’s first program devoted to desserts. Gale continues to appear regularly on television, and has appeared on Top Chef, Iron Chef, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray show, and many others. Gale’s first national television appearance was with Julia Child, in the 1995 PBS series Baking With Julia. Gale is the author of 8 cookbooks, including her latest, Gale Gand’s Lunch! Gale teaches cooking and baking at cooking schools across the country as well as virtually. Gale can often be seen cooking at food and wine festivals, on cruises, and at charity events around the world. She also is a partner with Think Jerky Company. Her artisanal soda pop, Gale’s Root Beer, has been sold nationally for over 20 years. She recently started Kitchen Sisters Cooking School, a virtual school, with Chef Jessica Dawson. Gale began her career as a musician, then became a silversmith, with a BFA in metalsmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She later attended the La Varenne cooking school in Paris. A wife and mother of three, in her spare time, Gale paints, takes care of her chickens, and plays the ukulele. Fun fact-She once made a Peach Cobbler for Aretha Franklin.

In Gale Gand’s Brunch!, she shares 100 recipes for scrumptious brunch fare, all destined to become household favorites. Traditional breakfast treats become inspired dishes when Gale shares how to effortlessly enliven the basics, like Iced Coffee with Cinnamon-Coffee Ice Cubes, Baked Eggs in Ham Cups, and Almond Ciabatta French Toast. In five mini-classes, she teaches how to master easy but impressive classic egg dishes–omelets, quiches, strata, frittata, and crêpes–with numerous variations on each. Finally, no cookbook by Gale would be complete without recipes for the wonderful baked goods she’s famous for, such as Ginger Scones with Peaches and Cream, Moist Orange-Date Muffins, Glazed Crullers, and Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake.

In the cookbook Lunch!, Gand offers 150 recipes, including plenty of kid-friendly fare (tested and approved by Gand’s own children), along with tons of tips for packing foods to go or turning lunch into a celebration with friends and family. As Gand says, when it comes to entertaining, “lunch is the new dinner.” Chapters on soups, pastas, salads, grains, fruits, and more, as well as desserts, drinks, dips, and snacks, provide countless combinations for memorable meals at home or on the go.

For more information about Chef Gale Gand and to purchase her cookbooks please visit: https://www.galegand.com/

Your ticket purchase today supports our League, and our community outreach programs!

Our Trivia Night event raises funds to support JLE-NS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and its community outreach programs that advance employment and support local families in need.  JLE-NS is an organization of 225 members committed to supporting families and advancing employment for women in the northern suburbs.  JLE-NS is dedicated to equipping women and families in need with the ability to achieve economic stability.

The League thanks you for your support!