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For immediate release: March 1, 2019
Contact: Mara Morrison
Tel. (858) 735-7275

Top Chocolatiers to Help San Diego’s At-Risk Youth


10 of the best Master Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers in San Diego will join the 13th Annual Creations in Chocolate event this month to raise funds for homeless, abused and at-risk youth. Suzy Spafford, Illustrator and Creator of Suzy’s Zoo, will join the event as Special Guest, along with more than 250 corporate sponsors and guests.


The annual gala benefits San Diego Youth Services. The event has now raised more than $1 million for homeless, runaway, abused and other at-risk youth and their families. Last year, San Diego Youth Services helped more than 23,000 youth and their families at 80 community locations.


The Chefs design magnificent chocolate sculptures up to 3 feet in height and bring their best creations for guests to eat as part of the annual fundraiser. The event also features a youth speaking about their experience, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing.


March 14, 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm


Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey, San Diego, CA 92106

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About San Diego Youth Services: San Diego Youth Services is a non-profit organization that has helped to improve the lives of more than 797,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Founded in 1970, San Diego Youth Services now provides services to more than 17,000 children and their families each year.

Master Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers include: Chi Chocolat, Tess and Jesse Brown; The French Gourmet, Chef Eric Felix; Gourmet M Chocolates, Chocolate Engineer Michael Ross; Harrrah’s Resort Southern California, Chef Matthew Lawa; Chef Urs Huwyler; The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-San Diego, Chef Mark Blaauboer; Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Chef Albert Cruz; San Diego Culinary Institute, Pastry Students; Town and Country San Diego, Chef Jack Fisher; and Waters Fine Foods & Catering, Chef Joe Pastry.