Tate's Bakeshop is taking the Christmas tradition of leaving cookies out for Santa and giving it a charitiable spin! On Tuesday, December 17, owner Kathleen King will team up with Santa Clause to donate over 12,000 chocolate chip cookies, as well as 17,000 meals, to children and families all over America!
Cookies will be brought to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, in partnership with the Food Bank for NYC, in order to ignite holiday merriment in the children of thier after school program. The remaining donations will be given to the Community Kitchen in West Harlem.
Kathleen King, creator and owner of Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, got an early start in the baking business. By age eleven she began selling her baked goods out of her family’s Long Island farmstand. In 1980, Kathleen opened her first bakeshop and just kept baking. Since then, Kathleen’s chocolate chip cookies have been selected as the best of the best, her baked goods are sold in gourmet markets nationwide, and her flagship bakeshop has been voted the Best in The Hamptons year after year. Kathleen is also the author of three cookbooks. Her newest, Baking for Friends, is an excellent choice for beginning bakers and also those more skilled in the art of baking.