(The following guest blog was written by Rusty Foster of Bow Tie Strategies)

Chocolates Galore & More, the name says it all.

For three decades, the Chocolates Galore & More event has welcomed YMCA Loudoun County supporters and presenters to take part in a festive evening that is sure to sweeten even the coldest winter blues.
Touted as 2017’s social event of the winter season, the 30th Anniversary Chocolates Galore & More event will kick off this weekend on February 24th at 7:00pm. Located at the prestigious and beautiful Lansdowne Resort and Spa, this event will feature the musical stylings of Ted Garber and Band, as well as sweet and savory creations from local presenters. The Mistress of Ceremonies, Lisa Herndon Broyhill Co-Host, The WINC Wake-Up Show with Barry & Lisa, will move attendees through an evening of festivity and delectable fun.

No event would be complete without dancing, champagne, a silent auction and a little competition. Presenters will be offering their sweet and savory creations not only to guests but also to a panel of experts. The esteemed judges for the evening are masters of their crafts and will assess the culinary entries with keen eyes and discerning palates. The esteemed judges for the evening are masters of their crafts and will assess the culinary entries of our presenters with keen eyes and discerning palates. Our judges for the event include:

Chocolates Galore Chefs

Chef Erik Foxx - Magnolia's at the Mill

Joanna French - Lawyer, food blogger and food connoisseur

Chef Bryant Gallaher - Bryant Gallaher's Chef Services and runner-up from Season 13 of Fox's Hell's Kitchen

Chef Ruslan Mehic - Chef/Consultant

Chef James Parker - Director of The Food Artist Group and featured on The Food Network

Benefiting the YMCA’s Caring for Community scholarship program this event enables the YMCA Loudoun County to serve the needs of local families. The Chocolates Galore & More event recognizes the YMCA’s important mission and offers support for the families and children of Loudoun County.


When it comes to entertainment, a phenomenal cause and complete fun – the 30th Anniversary Chocolates Galore & More event will be one to remember. Come one-come all, adults only of course, to the sweetest celebration of the year!

Tickets may be purchased at www.loudounchocolates.com