CHOCOLATIERS

World of Chocolate celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of our renowned chefs from across Chicago. Please support the following businesses and restaurants with your patronage throughout the year. 

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

 

InterContinental
Magnificent Mile Chicago

People’s Choice Award

 

The Peninsula

Best Sweet

Cindy’s, Chicago Athletic
Association Hotel

Best Savory

Dove Chocolate Discoveries
Best Libation

Uptown Brownie

Best Small Business

 

The Peninsula

Best Large Business 

 

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts
Best Sculpture

2016 Chocolatiers and Samples

Chocolatier

Chef

Sample

Website
(hyperlinks below)

Cafe des Architectes
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Executive Pastry Chef Anna Young
Bûche de Noël - Traditional French holiday treat featuring rolled chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, Tahitian vanilla, raspberry, and hazelnut  
 
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

CH Distillery

Coming Soon!

NAUGHTY & SPICE: CH Amargo de Chile, Barry Callebaut Extra Brute Cocoa Powder, Nielsen-Massey Mexican Vanilla Extract, Half and half
 
BITTER SWEET: CH Fernet Dogma, White Chocolate, Nielsen-Massey Peppermint Extract, Half and half
CH Distillery

Cindy's
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Executive Chef Christian Ragano and Chef de Cuisine Keith Potter Coming Soon! Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Dove Chocolate Discoveries

Barb Hollock

Chocolate Martinis with Cocoa Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

Dove Chocolate Discoveries

Fred's of Barneys New York Chicago

Coming Soon! Chocolate brownie stuffed with strawberry Chicago Website

Hilton Chicago

Executive Chef Mario Garcia and 
Pastry Chef Sabar Rejbi
Quince chocolate bar: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Quince and Chocolate Mousse, Crème Chantilly Hilton Chicago

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Executive Chef Randy Reed and Pastry Chef Thomas Gorczyca
Malted milk chocolate nitrogen ice cream with candy crumble
 
Triple chocolate tart
 
"Dinky Duck Burger": Kobe beef and duck burger with foie pate on brioche bun, bittersweet chocolate aioli
InterContinental Chicago

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts

Chef Siddharth Mangalore
Chocolate Cremeux Tart: Sculpture created in collaboration with students
Kendall College

La Taberna Tapas

Coming Soon! Dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed with dark chocolate, topped with a white chocolate ganache La Taberna Tapas

LondonHouse Chicago

Chef Jacob Verstegen

Rabbit terrine, dark chocolate
and pistachio sauce with carrot jus

LondonHouse Chicago

Mariano's

Jimmy MacMillan,
Executive Pastry Chef

Milk chocolate custard
Fresh raspberries, burnt orange syrup, vanilla icing

Gingerbread-spiced sipping chocolate

 
Mariano's
The Peninsula Chicago Chef Dimitri Fayard Coming Soon! The Peninsula Chicago
prasino LaGrange Todd Feitl S'mores gooey butter cake prasino LaGrange

Starbucks

Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Starbucks

Terry's Toffee

Keith Davis, Greg Reich New Cinnamon-Chipotle Toffee Terry's Toffee

Uptown Brownie

Chef Sally Kenyon
Cajeta brownie
 
Mint condition truffles
 
Hazel McNutterson (Nutella and candied hazelnuts) 
 
NEW! The Double Deuce (a.k.a. The After-School Special) - Chocolate chip cookie bar on the bottom and brownie on the top
Uptown Brownie

Vanille Patisserie

Executive Pastry Chef Stacy Waldrop Vanille's Signature Hot Chocolate, mini house-made marshmallow, mini holiday cookie Vanille Patisserie

Virgin Hotels Chicago

Michele Funk Coming Soon! Virgin Hotels Chicago

Walgreens featuring My Chocolate Soul

Ramona Thomas Almond buttercrunch, spicy bonbon, champagne truffle
Walgreens

My Chocolate Soul

 

Wow Bao

Coming Soon!

Chocolate bao

Teriyaki chicken bao

Wow Bao

ZED451

Executive Chef Andrea Williams and Pastry Chef Erma Cuenca-Price 

Chocolate hazelnut roulade
Chocolate red velvet twinkies
Chocolate avocado mousse

 
ZED451

 

Plan your palate's journey! Click here for our chocolatier guide.

2016 Judges


Lorin Adolph, personal chef
Andrea Alexander, Just Like U Like It Catering

Valerie Beck, Chicago Chocolate Tours
Marge Hennessy, chef and co-author of the forthcoming Twisted Spoke cookbook
Hank Mendheim, ABC7/FranklyHANK
Veronica LePinske, A Cook's Canvas
Laura Schwartz, Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed and Television Personality