The 30th Annual Chocolate Ball was a huge success and a ton of fun! Guests enjoyed many chocolate cake samples, browsed silent auction packages, danced to live music by The Swooners with Champagne Brown, bid on cakes through the live auction, and more! Mayor Lovely A. Warren even stopped by to proclaim February 6, 2016 "Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. Day of Chocolate."
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Photo by Tracy Hughes Kroft
Photos by Tracy Hughes Kroft
SAVE THE DATE! 31st Annual Chocolate Ball will be February 4th, 2017.
Thank you for supporting 30th Annual Chocolate Ball
Above photos by Matthew Reh
Thank you 2016 Cake Competition chefs!
Eat Me | Amber Odhner and Catelyn Augustine
Genesee Valley Club | Tammy Fuchs
Get Caked, Inc. | Kelly Halligan
Hegedorns Market | Haley Shuman
Something Delicious Bake Shop | Mina Rivazfar-Hoyt
Special T Cakes & Desserts| Tammy DiCecca
Sweet Sammie Jane's | Angela Marmo and Megan Brown
Thank you 2016 judges
James Neuman, CWPC | Country Club of Rochester
In over 20 years of professional experience, James Neuman has been competing in culinary competitions including the Bocuse d’Or and the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France. Chef Neuman has trained at the Culinary Institute of America and with top pastry Chef Ewald Notter at the International School of Confectionary Arts. In 2011, he was named Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation Northeast Regional Conference. Chef Neuman is currently the Executive Chef at the Country Club of Rochester.
Coco Bresse |Good Luck Restaurant
Born and raised in France, you can say that good food is in Coco’s blood. She is an integral part of the team at Good Luck Restaurant where her attention to detail with food and her ability to pair it with guests’ tastes brings fine dining to a new level.
Vicki A. Licata | Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
As a 15 year veteran contestant and 8 time gold metal and grand prize winning champion, Vicki Cassidy definitely knows what it takes to win a pastry competition. Executive Pastry Chef and Artist of the Joseph A Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, former Executive Pastry Chef of Oak Hill Country Club, Vicki is delighted this year to lend her expertise in helping judge and mentor this years' competitors.
The 30th Annual Chocolate Ball featured live music from | The Swooners with Champagne Brown
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