On Thursday, April 10, 2014, anyone in the Chicagoland area with a sweet tooth would have benefitted from a trip to Lexington College for the first annual Baker’s Dozen event. The name Baker’s Dozen derived from the idea of exhibiting twelve decadent desserts followed by a chocolate cake competition. Lexington’s very own Pastry Instructor, Chef Cheryl Brookhouzen (Executive Pastry Chef of the Marriott Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago) designed and crafted each dessert with assistance from her team of pastry students. There was plenty for guests to explore during the event, as there have been numerous updates to the college within the past year. The student commons has expanded, classrooms have been renovated, and new specialization programs have been implemented such as Baking & Pastry and Gastronomy: Food & Culture.