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For the Love of Chocolate Gala 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016


"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true." ~Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This year, the 11th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Foundation will surpass every Kid-in-a-Candy-Store fantasy you've ever had. Our passion is making dreams into reality – both for our guests and for the pastry students who benefit from our gala – but we need help from our community to make it truly magical.

We invite you to join us in bringing our imagination – and the goals of dozens of pastry professionals – to life.

When and Where:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60605

What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme is “Eye Candy: A Feast for the Senses.” Every sense – sound, sight, smell, touch, and especially taste – will find pleasure in the Candyland we create.  Our guests will come ready to dance to our world class DJs; imbibe unique brews; take in rich, chocolaty aromas; and feast on plentiful portions of Chicago Street Food and fine dining fair.

What is the dress code?

Colorful Cocktail Attire! Bright colors and eye-popping accessories are a must for both ladies and gentlemen.  Get inspiration from our Pinterest board.

Come prepared to feast on an extensive menu!

  • The Foundation

    For the Love of Chocolate Foundation provides scholarships for qualified students in the specialized training of the pastry arts. The foundation awards scholarships to students in the full-time programs taught by The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College.

  • How to Apply

    Through the generosity of the foundation’s sponsors, alumni, industry vendors and associates, scholarship funding to offset tuition is available to new students on a first-come first-served basis, through a competitive application process with certain requirements.

  • How to Donate

    Help fund a dream by giving your support to the For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation. Donations help the foundation fulfill its mission of providing scholarships to talented students in need who wish to pursue the very best education in pastry.