DSC_0447.jpgMeet Our Chocolatiers!

We are so appreciative of the support of our local restaurants and chefs.

Guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite chocolate and award the coveted People’s Choice Award!

Get to know our Chocolatiers!

Cornerstone Bakery 

We are very excited to announce a NEW chocolatier this year! Jenny and her team from Cornerstone Bakery in downtown Truckee will be joining us with delicious treats, and we can’t wait to see what she whips up! Everything made from scratch, offering custom cakes for any occasion and a variety of pastries baked fresh daily, as well as espresso service and teas from Temple Coffee!

Dorinda’s Chocolates

Dorinda, also known to some as the Duchess of Chocolate, is a mother of 4 boys. She homeschooled her sons until they reached high school, and when her last two sons were in 7th and 8th grade, Dorinda decided to pursue her dream and love for chocolate. She became a professional Chocolatier. Since the age of 12, Dorinda has been making her famous chocolate covered cherries. After studying and learning the science behind chocolate at Ecole Chocolat, a chocolate making program, and gaining experience in hands-on courses at Berry Callebaut, a chocolate academy in Chicago, Dorinda continues to hone her skills today. Dorinda has also received numerous awards. Upon receiving her first and most meaningful award, “Best Most Original taste” for her sea salt caramels, Dorinda realized that she had a taste for combining ingredients to create a decadent flavor.

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

lodge-from-waterAdjacent to the main hotel tower on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the award-winning Lone Eagle Grille welcomes guests to a world-class view and dining experience. Lone Eagle Grille is ideal for lunch, dinner, and cocktails aprés ski (or beach). Enjoy Chef Mark May’s High Sierra Cuisine, an impressive wine list and breathtaking views of the lake. Start by savoring appetizers and cocktails in the Great Room lounge overlooking Lake Tahoe’s majestic peaks and incredible sunset views. Then head to the dining room for an exquisite dining experience prepared in the display kitchen. Experience our seasonal menus, featuring menu selections from wild game meats to fresh seafood, the finest in fresh local ingredients are used to prepare each dish.

Jake’s on The Lake

Family owned and operated since 1978, Jake’s On The Lake is the ultimate waterfront dining experience in Lake Tahoe! Soak in spectacular views of the lake and enjoy a flavorsome meal while we treat you to our warm “mountain aloha” hospitality. Featuring an abundant variety of fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce our menu is inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors. Wherever possible we choose local and sustainable ingredients.

UnReal Chocolate

Back for a second year is Unreal Chocolate.  They first participated in 2017 and won an award by Judges for Most Decadent as well as the coveted People’s Choice.  Here’s the UnReal story…Once upon a time…there were two kids whose parents really didn’t want them eating their favorite chocolates. Not much of a story there, but it made these brothers dream: could they remake their favorites without the bad stuff? A thousand recipes later (for real), they cracked the code to making some of the best tasting chocolate snacks ever. We aren’t kids anymore. But we’re still inspired by our unreal dream.

Personal Chef Scott Yorkey

Chef Yorkey was the Executive Chef at Jake’s On The Lake for 10 years before starting his new venture as a private, personal chef.  This is Scott’s 11th year participating as a Chocolatier.  To learn more or book his services email chef.yorkey@gmail.com.

West Shore Market & Deli

West Shore Market

Back for an astounding 4 years-in-a-row is West Shore Market.  West Shore Market is a locally owned grocery and deli on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, in the Sunnyside community.  They offer the community nightly happy hour and dinner specials, a gourmet deli, craft beer and spirits, a wine cellar, organic produce from Tahoe Food Hub, fresh baked goods, a coffee bar and year-round gelato.  They are open daily from 7am to 8pm.