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    2020 Chocolate Dessert Contest

    Join our expert judges, Chef Angela Salvatore of the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Chef Darrell Folck, and former Candy Maker, Charlie Douglass as they judge chocolate desserts submitted by local pastry chefs during our annual Chocolate Dessert Contest.

    • Live judging will take place on Sunday, March 8 from 11am on Festival’s Main Stage located in the Grand Ballroom.
    • Winner and runner up announced at 12:30pm.

    2020 Participants:

    Erica Bryan – Sweet Stuff Bakery, Medford

    Kali Kennedy – Larks Kitchen & Cocktails, Medford

    Michael Lenihan – Carriage House Restaurant, Jacksonville 

    Emily Zellner-Gisler  – Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, Ashland

    Mia Schoen – LUNA Café, Ashland

    Rosanna Ferraro – Jensen of Mamma Bella’s Biscotti, Ashland 

    Leticia Lujan Winchester Inn, Ashland 

    Judging Criteria:

    Our competing chefs will be judged based on the following:

    • Taste
    • Presentation
    • Originality
    • Best use of Chocolate