Prepare your best chocolate dessert for a culinary contest Saturday at “An Evening of Everything Chocolate” benefitting Agape House of Oak Ridge.
Amateur dessert chefs are invited to enter the chocolate dessert contest, preparing at least eight servings for judges. At least one ingredient must be chocolate, which could be milk, dark or white chocolate, cocoa, syrup, or other form of chocolate. Each contestant may enter up to two desserts.
Judges will be Jeanne Gorman, last year’s gold medal winner; Kelly Callison, Oak Ridge City Council member and chief operating officer of Information International Associates; and Elaine Graham, owner of Estate Sales Professionals, or the “Purple Van People.”
Prizes will be awarded to the top winners. Include your name, name of dessert, phone number, and e-mail address with each entry. There is no entry fee, and contestants need not be present to win. Entries should be at the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church by 6 p.m.
“An Evening of Everything Chocolate” will feature tables filled with chocolate culinary temptations from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Church Social Hall, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Fudge, chocolate-covered potato chips and popcorn, truffles, chocolate-dipped fruit, brownies, and other special treats, including fresh baked-on-site chocolate chip cookies, will be served.
All proceeds will go to the direct support of Agape House, a nonprofit organization that opened its third house in February to provide transitional housing for the homeless. Since opening in 2014, Agape House has helped 36 homeless families or individuals with short-term, temporary housing, and other support services as they work with agencies to gain self-sufficiency.
Tickets to the event are $30 per person and can be purchased at: The Ferrell Shop, 235 Jackson Square; Willow Ridge Garden Center, 97 Oak Ridge Turnpike; Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike; The Other One Deli, Grove Center, 178 Randolph Road; and First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Tickets may also be purchased by mail, with a check sent to: Agape House of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 4932, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4932. For more information about Agape House, see www.oakridgeagape.org and Oak Ridge Agape/Facebook.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release and photo were submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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