Announcing the Caramel Makers for Smeeks & Chow Bella's Caramelpalooza 2013!

Categories: Caramelpalooza

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.

See also:
- 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.

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Location Info


2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bourbon Steak

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

GoodyTwos Toffee Company - CLOSED

6990 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Urban Cookies and Bakeshop

4711 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tammie Coe Cakes on Central

5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tonto Bar & Grill

5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Herb Box at SouthBridge

7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Slade Grove Creative Gourmet

5025 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Crepe Bar

7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Urban Beans

3508 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Muneca Mexicana

330 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Essence Bakery Cafe

825 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson

If I go there, I may die from an overdose...

Hay Choo
Hay Choo

I knew I'd see Slade's name on this list!


Excited to participate! Can't wait. :)

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