L’Ecole Culinaire is honored to be partnering with Lydia’s House, a St. Louis-based non-profit

organization working to end domestic abuse, to kick-off its 7th Annual Gingerbread House

Contest. The event brings together executive chefs from regional restaurants and bakeries,

emerging university artisans and high school culinary students to compete with their edible,

handmade houses. 

This year’s theme, ‘Gingerbread Village,’ is open to interpretation to encourage creativity and

imagination. The public is invited to join Lydia’s House and L’Ecole Culinaire for this kickoff

celebration Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Plaza Frontenac. Everyone is encouraged to

bring the whole family for an exciting visit from Santa Chef, and they can make their own

gingerbread creations at the icing station. 

Celebrity chefs and professional judges will rate the entries, and winners will be announced at

an awards ceremony on Dec. 1 at 2pm.  


  • Occurred Saturday, November 16th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Plaza Frontenac Mall

1701 S Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63131