Sweet Charity

Saturday, November 21, 2014
Plaza Colonial Courtyard   Southwest Corner of Skyline and Campbell Ave    6:30pm

The City’s Best Desserts Unveiled at the 3rd annual Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge

Sweet Charity will create a parfait of more than 50 artisan desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction, merchant specials and entertainment – all to raise dough for arts therapy and education. The best of the glazed, iced, sprinkled and drizzled will be judged by attendees in an all People’s Choice competition.
 2013 Dessert Challenge Winners

Grand Prize, Sweetest of the Sweet Award: Le Bon Gateau

Best Presentation: Marco's Bakery & Chris' Catering

Most Creative: Marco's Bakery & Chris' Catering

Best Cookie Dessert: Wonderland Bakeshop, Chef Reina Gibson for “Snickerdoodle Cupcake”

Best Baked Dessert: Marco's Bakery & Chris' Catering, Chefs Whitney Terry and Oldouz for “Thanksgiving through the Eyes of a Pastry Chef”

Best Chilled Dessert: Art Institute of Tucson Students, Janet Hoogasian and Mary Gronback for “Butternut Squash Panna Cotta with Cranberry Whipped Cream”


Best Frozen Dessert: The BrushFire BBQ Co. – East Chef Benjamin Rine for “BrushFire Ice Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich”

Best Chocolate Dessert: Loews Ventana Canyon Chef Krista Owens for “Drunk Elvis”

Best Fruit Dessert: JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa Chef Chris Johnson for “Vernine of Confit Apple, Cinnamo Bavarian, Walnut Crumble and Salted Carmel”

Best Candy Dessert: Campus Candy Assorted Candy Best Sweet & Salty Dessert: Tazzina Di Gelato Chef Peter Miller for “Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Gelato”

Best Sweet Cocktail: JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa Mixologist Juan Carlos Ruiz for “The Chocolate Surprise”

Best Rich Cocktail: The BrushFire BBQ Co. - East Mixologist Greystone LaPoint for “I can't believe it's not Mint Chocolate Chip”

Best Creative Cocktail: Bob's Steak and Chop House at The Omni Tucson National Mixologist Andrea Bravo for “Fireball Hot Chocolate”

$55 per person

Include dessert samplings and cocktail samplings from up to 40 of Tucson finest chefs and restaurants

Tickets will be available for purchase after May 1, 2014


The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge will feature acoustic performances from local performers.  Check back soon for more details


2013 PARTICIPANTS   Gourmet Girls • Marco's Bakery & Chris' Catering • The BrushFire BBQ Co. – East • Feast • Campus Candy •
Art Institute Students Meleana Hayes & Shazieh Gor • Art Institute Students Janet Hoogasian & Mary Gronback • Shlomo and Vito's • Hacienda Del Sol • Loews Ventana Canyon • Sweetie Pies • JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa • North Italia • Lovin' Spoonfuls Vegetarian Restaurant • Splendido • Wonderland Bakeshop • Coldstone Creamery • Bob's Steak & Chop House @ the Omni Tucson National • Acacia • Le Bon Gateau • Tazzina Di Gelato • Bunz in the Oven Bakery • The Melting Pot


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