The March 20th International Chocolate Salon taking place in San Francisco announces the 2010 Awards for the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America. These are the Grand Awards, Master Awards, and Excellence Awards.
The Awards are based on the cumulative number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2009 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
The TasteTV Chocolate Salons are the premier chocolate shows on the West Coast and some of the largest of their kind in North America. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers, and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet, and premium chocolate in the world's great culinary metropolitan areas. The next Chocolate Salon is scheduled for March 20 in San Francisco.
Winners of the 2010 Chocolatier Awards are:
Amano Artisan Chocolate
Christopher Michael Chocolates
William Dean Chocolates
Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate
Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates
Claudio Corallo Chocolate
Dolce Bella Chocolates
Guittard Chocolate Company
Kshocolat @ Tifa Chocolate
The Tea Room chocolates
Non-Chocolate Excellence Awards
Loft Organic Liqueurs
Broadcast of the 2010 TASTY AWARDS Show
In separate news, TasteTV announces that the first broadcast television airing of the 2010 TASTY AWARDS Show will be on March 13th at 10 p.m. on KOFY TV20-Cable 13 in the San Francisco Bay Area, followed by national broadcasts later in March on the America One Network and on Hulu.com.
The 2010 TASTY AWARDS celebrate the best in food and fashion programs on TV, in film, and online, with appearances by Anthony Bourdain, Zane Lamprey, Joanne Weir, Leslie Sbrocco, Philip Gum, Debi Mazar, Nathan Lyon, Marisa Churchill, and more. More information at the Tasty Awards web site.