What is the best event all year made up of: talented chefs, delicious hors d’oeuvres and almost everything chocolate. It’s the YMCA’s annual Chocolates Galore event. The cooking competition features award-winning restaurants in the DC area. Enjoy a night of awesome food and desserts. The proceeds benefit the YMCA of the Metropolitan Washington area, hence the event’s slogan, “Giving Can Be So Sweet!!” We hope you’ll join us again this year.
What: 25th Annual Chocolates Galore & More at The National Conference Center
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Price: $60 for admission or $75 for reserved seats (includes endless champagne)
Judges: A group of judges will be taste-testing food from each booth. You can do the same too.
Top Chef Celebrity Mike Isabella served as a judge at last year’s event. This year’s judges:
A la Carte Catering
Chantel’s Cakes and Pastries
Culinary Delights by Feist & Napoleon’s Cafe
Cupcakes and Moore
Dove Chocolate Discoveries
Grandale Farm Restaurant
Not Your Average Joe’s
Simply Cakes by Alison
Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
The Goodstone Inn
Washington Dulles Marriott
We Take the Cupcake
We know you can hardly wait so go buy your tickets now before they sell out! The event has been going strong since it’s inception in 1988. Now, the event is up to 700 people in attendance and we look forward to it each year. There are items for bid during a silent auction such as a grandiose stay at The Goodstone Inn & Estate or five-course meal paired with beer for six people from Vintage 50. Try your luck at bidding for one of these items and watch the Chocolates Galore Facebook page where the organizers continuously update auction items and give-away tickets. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!