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Best Dessert 2013



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Photos From Past Events

Online Gallery from Eyebeam Photography

Online Gallery from LGB Photography


4th-Swift 4th & Swift is located in the historic Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta.
SeedSeed Kitchen and Bar is located off Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta.
Bistro-VGBistro VG is located at the corner of Crossville and Crabapple Road in Roswell.
The-OptimistThe Optimist is located off Howell Mill Road in Downtown Atlanta.
Rathbuns-newRathburn’s Restaurants are located at Inman Park on Krog Street in Atlanta.
PasitPasti’s Resteraunt & Bar is located off Canton Street in Roswell.



Our 2013 Distinguished Panel Of Judges

Dolvett Quince

Our Master of Ceremonies and Trainer on the NBC hit show the Biggest Loser. Along with his siblings, he grew up in foster care and was later adopted by a Jamaican couple.

Jenny Levison

Jenny Levison opened in 1999 with six seats and two employees. She was the first sponsor for an Adoption Discovery event. She is an author and adoptive mom.

Joshua John Russell

Joshua John Russell appeared on 15 episodes of Food Network Challenge (winning 5) and all 6 episodes of Last Cake Standing as well as local media and TV outlets.

Kristina Weems

Kristina Weems is the Pastry Chef of Livingston Restaurant. She has several published recipes and numerous awards for her culinary and pastry creations.

Chef Lisa Smith

Lisa is the Executive Pastry Chef of Bluepointe Restaurant, is the winner of numerous culinary competitions, and has been awarded for Most Memorable Dessert by Atlanta Magazine

Erin Coleman

Erin Coleman anchors Channel 2 Action News at 4. Erin previously anchored Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta at 6 and the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat on weekends.

Michele Rickett

Michele is the president of She Is Safe (SIS), an international nonprofit that frees and empowers women and girls from abuse and exploitation in 8 high risk countries.

Melissa Long

Melissa Long is part of the 11Alive team as an anchor/reporter. Melissa first moved to Atlanta in 2005 to serve as an anchor/reporter with CNN, HLN and

Kathleen Miliotis

Atlanta native Kathleen Miliotis has been in the industry for over 10 years and brings an extensive wealth of knowledge to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse as the executive pastry chef.


Our Proud 2013 Sponsors


Morgan Stanley




Our Media Sponsors

CBS Channel 46

11Alive Atlanta

About Us


Learn How Adoption Discovery Is Connecting Parents With Children

Who Needs Your Help?
150,000 children available for adoption in the U.S.
160 million children available for adoption worldwide
If 4 out of 10 people consider adoption (that’s 81 million) but less than 1% adopt, what is happening to the millions left, considering?

Why the Orphan Crisis?

Individuals experience:
Lack of Support
Lack of Guidance
Lack of Accurate and Timely Information

The Solution

Adoption Discovery provides Real Help, Real Support and Real Answers! Adoption Discovery was created to bridge the gap of information and support for everyone considering adoption. The program makes adoption information easy to understand. Our past participants say “A little bit of unbiased, easy information can make all the difference in the world when you are in the adoption process!”

All proceeds from Best Dessert Atlanta help support critical programs and services that will work to solve the orphan crisis and help families navigate the adoption process. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to enable us to launch new technology that will allow individuals everywhere in the U.S. to participate in the Adoption Discovery educational support program. With your help, together we can solve the orphan crisis.

For more information, please visit us at the Adoption Discovery Website.


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Contact Info

(678) 369-1235

Adoption Discovery
1266 West Paces Ferry Rd Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30327