What is Chocolate Fest?
As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we present our February family fun event – the Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival on Friday, February 7, 2020. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs are all welcome to compete in a chance to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small sample sized chocolate offerings to be judged by a panel as well as fan favorite recognition. Each visitor pays $1 for the sample and will vote on their favorites in 3 categories. Come be a part of the fun!
The Chocolate Competition
The competition is open to restaurants, bakeries, chefs and home processors working in commercial kitchens or adhering to NYS Health Department and Agricultural and Markets rules and regulations. Competitors (Chocolate Chefs) may enter in 3 judged categories: desserts (sweet), savory and chocolate beverage. Chocolate Chefs may enter as many of the three categories as they like but only one dish per category. All samples will cost $1 each to festival visitors to help with the cost of producing the food for the chocolate Chefs. The public can then fill out the ballots available at all of the tasting stations, or Sweet Spots. In order for the ballot to be counted in the final judging, people will need to visit and rate at least 5 different samples. There will be at least one award for each category.