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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at This Year's Sweetest Chefs of the South Event

JACKSON, Miss. — In partnership with Visit Ridgeland, Eat Y’all will present the third annual Sweetest Chefs of the South event on Monday, September 11th at The Lake House in Ridgeland, Mississippi, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (VIP entrance at 6:30 p.m.).

Sweetest Chefs of the South features our region’s top pastry chefs showcasing their sweet specialties. Attendees will meet top pastry chefs from five different states, sample delectables, and even vote on a people’s choice award. The event serves as a fundraiser for Extra Table.

The following chefs will be featured:

  • Brittany Garrigus - Satterfield’s, Birmingham, AL

  • Josh Lear - The Noble South, Mobile, AL

  • Maggie Scales - Herbsaint, New Orleans, LA

  • Nealy Frentz - Lola Restaurant and Chopped, Covington, LA

  • Danielle Smathers - Concentrics Restaurant Group, Atlanta, GA

  • Bre Kinkhead - Parish, Atlanta, GA

  • Meg Brent - Oak Kitchen, Atlanta, GA

  • Laura Fieburg - Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN

  • Tiffany Riches - Baked, Nashville, TN

  • Jacqueline Ladnier - French Kiss Pastries, Ocean Springs, MS

  • Mitchell Moore- Campbell’s Bakery, Jackson, MS

  • Mary Jennifer Russell - Sugaree’s Bakery, New Albany, MS

  • Alejandra Sprouts - La Brioche Patisserie, Jackson, MS

  • Cesar Barachina - Pearl River Resort, Philadelphia, MS

  • Chris Walker - Seafood R’evolution, Ridgeland, MS

This year’s event will bring new and exciting experiences. Guests will enjoy savory food tastings from Ridgeland’s top restaurants, as well as a variety of craft alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Live entertainment will be enjoyed throughout the evening and guests will have the pleasure of viewing cooking demonstrations by top food bloggers Ally Phillips of Ally’s Bohemian Bold Kitchen and Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore. Attendees will also get a taste of fall fashion trends and the opportunity to be fitted for their own pair of custom denim by Blue Delta Jeans.

Finally, guests will receive a swag bag to remember at the end of the evening including their own Passport to Ridgeland with an opportunity to win sets of Ridgeland restaurant gift cards worth up to $1000 all courtesy of event partners Visit Ridgeland, Southern United Dairy Industry Association, Southern Peanut Growers, Graham Shrimp, Two Brooks Farm, Simmons Catfish, Nandy’s Candy, Sysco Jackson, and more.

Tickets are $87 for VIP entry and $67 for general admission. Purchase tickets online at or call 601-852-3463. Media and volunteer requests may also be submitted at For information about sponsorship or table reservation for groups, please call 601-852-3463.

Funds raised from this event will provide nutritious foods to Jackson metro food pantries and soup kitchens through Extra Table.

The Ridgeland Tourism Commission markets and promotes the City of Ridgeland as a destination of travel providing support for the Ridgeland Tourism industry and fostering awareness of the industry’s significance to create economic growth and opportunity through its travel industry.

Eat Y’all is a Mississippi-based media and events company that shares the most inspiring Southern grown and made ingredients with passionate chefs and discerning consumers. Learn more at or @letseatyall on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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