Brian Mercury, executive pastry chef at Harvest, will compete in Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Cookie Creations on Thursday, February 6 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Mercury will compete against 13 top local chefs to create a unique dessert or appetizer using Girl Scout cookies as an ingredient.
Originally from Rochester, N.Y. and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Mercury came to Boston in 2004. He started working for the executive chef of The Charles Hotel, Peter Davis. It was under Davis that Mercury’s commitment to local and sustainable foods first began.
A resident of Somerville and having worked in Cambridge for years, Mercury jumped at the opportunity for the Harvest executive pastry chef position. To him it is a “perfect fit,” his desire to create contemporary, refined and local desserts matching the Harvest sensibility.
Other chefs competing in Cookie Creations include: Susan Abbott, executive pastry chef, The Catered Affair; Danny Angelopolus, Henrietta’s Table, The Charles Hotel, Harvard Sq.; Danielle Buxton, general manager, A Day to Remember, LLC; Brian Dandro, executive chef, The Royal Sonesta Hotel; Eunice Feller, chef and owner, Bread & Chocolate; Monica Glass, pastry chef, Clio; Donald Hernstrom, head chef and ice cream creator, J.P. Licks; Katie Kimble, pastry chef, Area Four; Lauren Kroesser, executive pastry chef, Eastern Standard; Christina Mercado, restaurant manager & pastry chef, Finale, Harvard Sq.; Jon Riley, executive chef, Capers Catering; and chefs from Kings Bowl America and Shake Shack.
To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/donate/CookieCreations.html.