15th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue!



Many Thanks to All Who Made 'Chocolate to the Rescue!' a Success, Raising $18,000 for our Middlesex Family Shelter!

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all who joined us at the Inn at Middletown for the 15th Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue!' to benefit our Middlesex Family Shelter. You - our participants, guests, judges, emcee, volunteers, musician, photographer, silent auction donors, wine donors, and sponsors - make our work to end homelessness for families with children in Middlesex County possible.


Congratulations to this year's winners! Marjolaine Pastry Shop won two awards - People's Choice Most Amazing Chocolate Flavor and Critics' Choice Most Creative Chocolate Creation. MELT Chocolatier scored Critics' Choice Most Amazing Chocolate Flavor. Purple Carrot Foods took home People's Choice Most Creative Chocolate Creation.


Read more about the 15th Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue!' at The Middletown Press and The New Haven Register. See photos on Facebook here, and from The Middletown Press here and De Kine Photo here .


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Guilford Savings Bank

Ben Ledbetter & Deborah Freedman

Middlesex Hospital

Rose & Kiernan

Scope Construction Co.


Pastry Chef

Edible Arrangements

Webster Bank


Chef de Partie

Engineered Handling Systems, Inc.

Norman Needleman & Jacqueline Hubbard

Mary Anne Osborn & Joanne Neel-Richard

Suburban Commercial, Inc.



Fascia’s Chocolates

ION Restaurant

Marjolaine’s Pastry Shop

MELT Chocolatier

Perk on Main

Purple Carrot Foods

Sweet Sage Bakery

Tschudin Chocolates & Confections

Master of Ceremony

Jim Masters, TV and Radio Personality



  • Abraham Jacob Friedman, The Meadow, Manhattan
  • Tommy Juliano, Pastry Chef, formerly of Community Table, & participant on Food Network's Sweet Genius

  • Chef Chris Prosperi, Metro Bis Restaurant

  • Lee White, food editor and restaurant reviewer for more than 25 years


Yanling Fang



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March 26th, 2017 | 1pm - 4pm | Inn at Middletown

Proceeds from "Chocolate to the Rescue" benefit our Middlesex Family Shelter.


Online ticket sales are closed.Tickets will be available at the door for $40. Thank you!


Help families and children experiencing homelessness while enjoying the region's finest chocolate

  • Sample mouthwatering chocolate delicacies from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and chocolatiers

  • Observe judging from a panel of culinary experts

  • Bid on an array of silent auction items including exciting trips!

  • Vote for your favorite chocolate creation

  • Five sponsorship levels available! Click here to sponsor online, or download a sponsorship form (pdf). For more information call John at (203) 401-4400 x 108

  • View photos from the 14th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue on Facebook HERE.

At the beautiful Inn at Middletown, located at 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT.


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