LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 — The 27th Annual Chocolates Galore & More! event, scheduled for February 21, 2014, is the YMCA Loudoun County’s largest annual fundraiser. The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., home to Northern Virginia’s largest ballroom. Transaction Network Services (TNS) is the presenting sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include WINC-FM and B105 Big Country.
Event attendees will indulge in rich, luscious chocolates, exquisite desserts and mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres prepared by the area’s finest restaurants and caterers and showcased in a competition for Best Presentation and Best Taste (Critic’s Choice will be determined by four local judges and People’s Choice will be judged by event attendees.) Attendees will also enjoy a silent auction, free-flowing champagne, music, dancing and more -- all for a great cause.
Tickets are on sale now at www.chocolatesgalore.org, or contact the YMCA Loudoun County at 703-777-9622. General admission tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Reserved seating is available for $1,000 for a table of ten. (A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.)
…AND THE JUDGES ARE:
Chef Daniel Thomas, a former Capitol Hill chef, who has cooked for President Barack Obama, The First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, United States Senators, and numerous foreign Heads of State. Chef Danielle Turner, a cooking instructor, food writer and food stylist. She teaches the ABCs of cooking at www.cookingclarified.com and has penned articles for The Food Network Holiday Survival Guide and The Food Network Summer Grilling Guide. Rebekah Pizana, food journalist and pastry chef. She writes about local food news and more at iwritegourmet.tumblr.com.
Confirmed Presenters to date are: Cherry’s Cheesecakes & Delights, Chantel’s Cakes and Pastries, The Cookie Guy, Distinctive Delicious Desserts by Jennifer, Iron Wood Tavern, Dutch Girl Cookie Factory, Hooked, Salamander Resort, Mama Lucci's Restaurant, Mediterranean Breeze, National Conference Center, Palio, Simply Cakes by Alison, Lansdowne Resort, Not Your Average Joe’s, Roxy’s, and Westfields Marriott.
Proceeds support the YMCA Loudoun County’s Caring For Community campaign, which provides essential scholarships and much-needed funds to local Loudoun County families who turn to the YMCA for help. Your support enables all families and children the opportunity to participate in quality YMCA Loudoun County programs.