The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge, Southern Arizona’s largest and most indulgent culinary events, was hosted on Friday, November 18th at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
The event brought together over 20 of the regions finest pastry chefs, confectioners, bartenders, brewers and distillers, all vying for their dessert or cocktail to be crowned “Sweetest of the Sweet”, the evenings grand prize while raising dough for the arts.
The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge began nearly five years ago with the goal of highlighting the tremendous culinary talent which exists locally in our bakers, chef's, students, and mixologists who have a passion for anything sweet and the participants in this year’s event didn’t disappoint. Menu items ranged from a Chocolate Tamale with Fruit Pico de Gallo to Pumpkin Trifle Parfait with cocktail pairings including Kickin’ Cactus Cocoa and Vodka Gummy Bears. Attendees voted for their favorite dishes in each category and winners were announced from the main stage at the end of the night:
Join Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for a culinary-inspired dessert charity event to support Veterans Art Therapy programming.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - It may not be considered the ‘most important meal of the day’ but it’s certainly the one no one wants to forget! From its simple beginnings of fruit and honeycomb to the culinary masterpieces involving liquid nitrogen and real gold dessert is the sweet treat that has never stopped giving.
The 4th Annual Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge pits 30 of Southern Arizona’s best dessert designers against each other for the title of Sweetest of the Sweet, Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge Champion. Pastry chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists and students will all compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme in a vote decided by the event attendees.
Join Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for a creative, culinary-inspired dessert fundraiser to support therapeutic arts programs, Nov. 18 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in the Tucson Foothills.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Over 25 local pastry chefs, restaurants, mixology masters and bakers will show off their sweet side to compete in Southern Arizona's largest dessert competition on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
Now in its fourth year, the sugary event returns to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr. A treat for the eyes with its beautiful mountain views, the resort features a charming indoor and outdoor location to present the rows of baked, chilled and frosted decadence.