October 23, 2011 ‾ 12-6PM
Cintas Center

1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Premiere Party

Join our delicious celebration of chocolate as we present the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival Premier Party on Thursday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Midwest Culinary Institute, hosted by Kroger, A Bottle or Two and Christian Moerlein. Enjoy a sumptuous champagne reception as you're greeted by some of Cincinnati's finest chefs. A delectable chocolate and wine-themed dinner will be presented by the magnificent chefs at MCI. Indulge your sweet tooth at the mouth-watering dessert display and bid on a variety of silent auction items.

Tickets $75/person
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Across the nation, chocolate
festivals have been a huge
success. As a Sponsor of the
Cincinnati Chocolate Festival,
you can link your business to
this fabulous, fun concept!

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From fondues to fondant,
chocolate Vendors have
a wonderful opportunity to
show off at the Cincinnati
Chocolate Festival.

Premier Party


Contact Us

Susan B. Melowsky 513.703.6087

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival Chair

Amateur Competition

Vendor Competition Judges: Marilyn Harris, Megan Ketover, Summer Genetti, Donna Covrett, Pam Sturkey, Polly Campbell, Caitlin Steininger, Renee Schuler

Amateur Competition Judges: Chef Paul Sturkey, Chef Todd Kelly, Chef Mark Bowers, Chef Michelle Brown, Marc Amazon, Kathy Wade, Chris & Janeen, Jeff Thomas, Karen Crawford, Roxanne Qualls, Zell Schulman

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival 2011 Vendor Competition Winners

Best Chocolate Brownie: Classical Cookie

Best Chocolate Candy- Cream or Fruit: Esther Price

Best Chocolate Candy- Caramel or Nut: Esther Price

Best Chocolate Cookie/Bar: Donna's Gourmet Cookies

Best Chocolate Cupcake: SugarPlums CupCakery

Best Chocolate Pastry: Midwest Culinary Institute

Best Chocolate Truffle: A.J. Creations

Most Creative Use of Cocolate: Kroger-Murray's Cheese

Most Decadent Chocolate Dessert: Donna's Gourmet Cookies

Best of Show: A.J. Creations

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival 2011 Amateur Competition Winners


1st   Robin Maynard Chocolate Ganache Cake

2nd   Dave Henry Buckeye Cupcake


1st   Barbi Sherman Chocolate Dipped Cashew Bars

2nd   Jennifer Green Chocolate Ridiculous Cookies


1st   Debbie Heldman Mushroom Meringues

2nd   Katia Malarsky Champagne Crème Filled Truffle


1st   Robin Maynard Raspberry Swirl Brownies

2nd   Sheila Katz Yummy Chocolate Cheesecake Marble Squares

My Dessert Defies Categorization:

1st   Sandy Stern Chocolate Challah

2nd   Carol Katz All Vegan Chocolate Cake

Best of Show

Chocolate Challah