DSC_0545.jpgOur Judges

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.