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This event is one of our favorites; we partner with local restaurants that offer unique sweet and savory bites and cocktails featuring our famous Girl Scout Cookies. Proceeds from Cookies & Cocktails benefit Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma’s higher awards and civic engagement programming. In other words, the proceeds provide scholarships and leadership training to our most dedicated future leaders!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, participating restaurants, and attendees, the 11th Annual Cookies & Cocktails event was a huge success. Keep an eye out for details on the 2023 event—we hope to see you there!

2022 Honorary Chair – Ms. Leah Roper

We are so excited to announce our 2022 Cookies & Cocktails Honorary Chair - Ms. Leah Roper!

Leah has been a champion of Girl Scouts for many years, including more than two years serving on the Board of Directors. However, her involvement with Girl Scouts began when she was a young girl when her mother, Pam Roper, was a head volunteer of the Sooner Council, as well as a troop leader and day camp director.

Leah has been involved with Cookies & Cocktails for seven years. For two of those years she was co-chair of the event, including a memorable year that involved pivoting to a drive-through format for safety (very successfully!).

This year, Leah has taken on yet another leadership role through our brand-new young professionals group, Friends of Trivera. Members of FOT support Camp Trivera with their time, talent, and treasure. Leah has been a key player in the successful startup of this group, and we are excited to watch it grow.

In addition to her extensive community volunteer work, Leah is the managing attorney at Center for Employment Law. Leah has earned recognition by Super Lawyers in 2017-2022 for her employment litigation practice. She was recognized by NextGen Under 30 in 2017, Forty under 40 from the Oklahoma Gazette in 2018, and the Journal Record’s Achievers under 40 in 2021 for her community and professional work.

Outside of work and volunteering, Leah has two little dogs whom she loves dearly. She enjoys board games, trivia nights, and the Zoo!

Thank you, Leah, for your incredible years of service to Girl Scouts and the community. We are so fortunate to have you!

Musician - Aaron Newman

Aaron Newman has shared the stage and played events and festivals with acts such as Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers, The Lumineers, The Steve Miller Band, Stoney Larue, Aranda, Jason Boland, Graham Colton, Susan Gibson, Johnny Lee, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dr. Hook, Of Montreal, Cody Canada, and the Departed and The Great Divide.

Aaron Newman formed a Folk/Americana band, “Aaron Newman and the OK Caravan”  in 2013, which started out as a solo/duo acoustic project that landed him a deal with 598 Records (Mike McClure; The Damn Quails). Shortly after signing the deal, 598 Recordings stopped operation and Aaron was forced to move on without the label. In December of 2013, Aaron started working on the first OK Caravan album with Mike McClure and Brightman Music Producer, Geoff Rockwell, which in its 2014 release was received with many positive reviews throughout the US and Europe. Aaron Newman continues to perform on a nightly basis doing acoustical performances and full band shows throughout the US. Buy your tickets to Cookies & Cocktails today and come jam out!

Participating Restaurants

A huge thank you to our participating restaurants for making this event possible!

  • Ben E Keith Foods
  • Brent’s Cajun Seafood and Oyster Bar
  • Hacienda Tacos
  • Hopscotch
  • The Jones Assembly
  • Kam’s Kookery
  • McClintock’s
  • Milo
  • NEON Coffee Co.
  • Pub W
  • Quincy Bake Shop
  • Rococo Restaurant & Bar
  • Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Social Deck + Dining
  • Sunrise Café
  • Whiskey Cake
  • The Winston

Kindt Myers

Kindt has had a passion for people since he was a tiny ginger kid. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Kindt has worked abroad in hospitality for Hilton Hotels and W Hotels & Resorts. Locally Kindt has been immersed in the growing restaurant and food scene for more than a decade. Kindt’s passion for family and people brought him back to OKC as a consultant in 2012. Joining the ranks of HumanKind Hospitality brings his restaurant, catering, and hotelier experience to perfect fruition. Kindt resides in OKC and enjoys spending time with his large family and looks for ways to support his growing community.

Matt Kirouac

Matt started writing about food while in culinary school in Chicago. Ever since 2006, he has been writing about food and travel, starting as an editor of the Robert Morris University newspaper before getting into freelance. He has written and edited for companies like Travel + Leisure, Thrillist, Zagat, Culture Trip, TripSavvy, and Plate Magazine. In recent years, he has gotten more into writing about adventure travel, national parks, and Disney. In 2019, he co-hosted a podcast with iHeartRadio called Parklandia, about national parks, RV life, and travel. In 2020, he settled in Oklahoma City, when he became the first gay writer to have a cover story on The Oklahoman.

Brian Bogert

Brian is a restaurateur and co-founder of Oklahoma City restaurant group, The Social Order Dining Collective. Brian has 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry and is the owner-operator of 10 restaurants throughout Oklahoma, employing nearly 500 hospitality workers and over 60 salaried managers. Brian is a top franchisee in both the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop & Texadelphia systems where his locations are consistently among the top-performing units in the country.  Brian has also created multiple successful original concepts in the Oklahoma City metro area.  In 2017, Brian and his partner, Graham Colton opened The Jones Assembly, a 225-seat restaurant and 1,600 capacity concert venue. The Jones Assembly has been pivotal in helping transform the food and music scene in Oklahoma City, and reinvigorating the west side of downtown.  Most recently Brian created and opened SPARK at Scissortail Park with various partners of The Social Order.  Brian is active in the Oklahoma City community where he is a board member for Cleats for Kids, OKC Ballet, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, and Leadership OKC alumni board. Brian is also an appointed member to the MAPS4 Neighborhoods subcommittee as well as the Oklahoma Tourism Promotion Advisory committee.  Brian was also the former 8-year championship winning head tennis coach for Heritage Hall high school.

Zena Dater

Zena Dater joins us from Market Source Restaurant Supply where she is Vice President and Senior Account Manager. Zena has been involved with restaurant management for 20 years, and with restaurant equipment sales across the US for over 20 years. We are truly honored to have her as a food judge at our event this year! Zena loves all restaurants and enjoys visiting them with her family and 4 grandchildren. She is on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association which helps restaurateurs with various needs such as ABLE classes, food services classes, and any other needs they may have. Zena also chairs the Restaurant Association Convention which is a gathering of over 400 booths and includes a chefs’ competition. The competition pairs Oklahoma chefs with culinary students to face off and see who floats to the top. The competition is more than just a contest, it is a mentorship program and many of the students go on to form relationships and even career opportunities with their paired chefs. Zena is very excited to be involved with Cookies & Cocktails 2022 and can’t wait to sample all the tasty bites and sips from our local restaurant community. 

Event Program

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Cookies & Cocktails is sponsored by the people of

Samoa Sponsors

Tagalong Sponsor

  • Merideth VanSant & David Knight

Do Si Do Sponsors

  • Tanishia Beacham
  • Karen Berry
  • Karen Browne
  • Center for Employment Law
  • Corner Energy LLC
  • Hall Estill
  • Heartland
  • Hillary Farrell Consulting
  • Lingo Construction
  • Joan S. Maguire
  • Steve Mason
  • Catherine & Andrew Oster
  • Pat Rooney and First National Bank of Oklahoma
  • Quail Creek Bank
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Total Environment
  • Ventana Exploration and Production LLC

Trefoil Sponsors

  • BC Clark Jewelers
  • Clubby Seltzer
  • COOP Ale Works
  • Dunlap Codding
  • Fiber-Seal of Central Oklahoma
  • Stacia and Pete Glavas
  • Ryan Hilton
  • JoAnna Blackstock and Stroll Magazine Heritage Hills/Mesta Park
  • Ayana Lawson
  • Sheldon and Bria Moos
  • Ally and Stephen Olson
  • Nancy Seely
  • Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
  • TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City
  • WEOKIE Federal Credit Union

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Hennessy at 405-528-4475 or