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20+ Chocolatiers to Compete at This Year’s ‘Taste of Chocolate’


April 2, 2024
By Sam Jump
By Sam Jump

"It’s a chocolate competition…and you’re the judge!"

Quick, get your tickets!

From 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, the Rincon Rotary Club Foundation is hosting the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate competition. The sweet event is taking place at the Doubletree Reid Park located at 445 S. Alvernon Way.

Local chefs will showcase their favorite chocolate creations and you get to vote for your favorites. The Rincon Rotary Club will also have a raffle with prizes along with wine tastings for an additional fee.

Tickets are $15 per person (children under four years old get in for free with a paid adult) and proceeds benefit the Rincon Rotary Foundation educational initiatives including Rotary Local — a program that supports teachers with their classroom needs using local businesses whenever possible.

The 2024 local celebrity judges include David Leighton (Arizona Daily Star), Ernie “Ern Dollaz” Durazo (97.5FM The Vibe), Pat Parris (KGUN 9), Dylan Smith (Tucson Sentinel), Abby Charles (Former Miss Tucson, author, and speaker), Buzz Jackson (KIIM FM 99.5), Bobbi Pereyda (KIIM FM 99.5), and Sydni Long (MixFM 94.9).

Bring your family and friends for a delicious, fun, and unique way to support our local youth. Keep scrolling to see this year’s participants.

  • Altitude Chocolate
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Bellas Gelato
  • Blackrock Coffee
  • Café 54
  • Cakes for Causes
  • Christ Community Church
  • The Chocolate Factory
  • Eclectic Café’
  • Gallery of Food
  • GAP Ministries
  • Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
  • Greenheart Bakery
  • Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine
  • MobileMeals of Southern Arizona
  • Our Sweet Lil’ Cakery
  • Pima Hospitality CLUB
  • Savory Eats LLC
  • St. Luke’s Home
  • Santa Rita High School
  • See’s
  • Shish Kebab house
  • Song & Sugar Sweets LLC
  • Total Wine
  • Whiskey del Bac
  • Zona 78

Taste of Chocolate is taking place at the Doubletree Reid Park, located at 445 S. Alvernon Way. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tucsontasteofchocolate.org.

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