Announcing the Caramel Makers for Smeeks & Chow Bella's Caramelpalooza 2013!
We are practically in a sugar coma, just thinking about the line-up for Caramelpalooza 2013 -- the biggest and best ever, if you ask us.
- Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners!
Participating chefs include:
Veronica Arroyo, Bourbon Steak
Stacey Barnes and Donna Hansen, Goodytwos Toffee Company
Patrick Boll and Jason Raducha, The P. Joseph Project
Brady Breese, Urban Cookies
Monica Castillo, Churn
Denise Clayton, Denise is Cooking
Amanda Crick and Erin Glassburn, Tonto & Cartwright's
Donna Croyle and Julie Schobert, Twist Caramels
Tracy Dempsey, Tracy Dempsey Originals
LaDawn Driscoll, The Herb Box
Slade Grove, Slade Grove Creative Gourmet
Kathryn James, Sweets by 5ftLatina
Jeff Kraus, Crepe Bar
Jill McNamara, Millie's Caramels
Rachel Miller, Pistol Whipped Pastry
Minerva Orduño Rincón, Muñeca Mexicana
Lisa and Jim Rast, NutWhats
Virginia Senior, Urban Beans
Eugenia Theodosopoulos, Essence Bakery Cafe
Traci Zitzer and Russell Johnson, Urban Table
Right? It's quite a collection of confectioners.
Caramelpalooza 2013 will take place Friday, April 5 from 7 p.m. til the caramel runs out, at the Biltmore Fashion Park, the new home to Smeeks, which is partnering with Union and Chow Bella to bring you the fourth annual event.
Keep an eye on Chow Bella in the coming weeks for information about purchasing tasting tickets (to benefit the Arizona Humane Society!) and for profiles of the candy makers.
Note: This post has been edited from its original version. (Again.)