We selected five community members with culinary experience to judge participating Chocolatiers in the following categories:
- Most Decadent
- Creative Ingredient
- Original Taste
Guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite chocolate and award a Chocolatier with the coveted People’s Choice award!
Meet our Judges:
Andrea Azarra Gitchell, Owner of Azarra’s, Incline Villlage
Doug Brimm, Brimm Catering, North Lake Tahoe
Evan Carsman, Lobster House at Crystal Bay Club
Greg Erb, Owner and Chef at Frederick’s Bistro, Incline Village
Julia Wainscoat, Owner of Brockway Bakery, Kings Beach
Julie has lived in Tahoe for 55 years. She attended the University of Nevada and earned a B.A. in 1982 in Fine Arts. She also received her paralegal certificate in 2001. Whitney and her husband John met while attending college. In 1971, they joined John’s family in business at Brockway Bakery where she had the pleasure of learning cake decorating from Troy, John’s mother. Julie has continued her art business with a gallery adjacent to the bakery while continuing to produce cakes and pastries, and supporting the business that her and John purchased when their children, Sarah and Brian, were toddlers. Julie enjoys creating custom cakes, painting art and furniture.