Celebrate the 33rd Annual YMCA Chocolates Galore & More
The evening will feature tastings of hors d’oeuvre and dessert specialties from the area’s most talented chefs and bakers. You can dance the night away while enjoying free-flowing champagne, music, dancing, and an auction.
As a treasured friend and fellow supporter of our local community, please join the YMCA in recognizing the YMCA’s important mission and offering your support for the families and children of Loudoun County. Proceeds from this event directly fund the YMCA’s Caring for Community scholarship program and enable the YMCA to serve the needs of local families.
Attire for the event - Business or Cocktail.
Below are the Mistress of Ceremonies and Judges from 2019.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Lisa Herndon Broyhill
Lisa is a proud life-long Loudoun resident. She has spent the past two decades working in media and is a very active member in the community. She is thrilled to be working with the YMCA Loudoun Chocolates Chocolates Galore & More for the sixth year.
Jenna Brownell - Whippoorwill Farm to Table, Inn at Little Washington
Jenna began her career milking cows and hauling hay at her grandparent’s farm in Bluemont, Virginia. Fascinated by the art of growing, tending, and cultivating fruits and vegetables, she has worked on farms all over the country. She graduated from college with her bachelor’s degree in Agroecology and emphasis in natural history, ecology, and organic farming. During her career, she has been a guest judge for Food Network show Chopped Junior and was awarded the Zagat 30 under 30 Award. Jenna was the Farmer in Residence for The Inn at Little Washington and now runs a farm-to-table program in Rappahannock, VA that also host a CSA program.
Chef Gail Hooks - Delectable Dining by Chef G
Born and raised on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Chef Hooks has traveled far and wide, experiencing the world of culinary cuisine. Chef Hooks served as Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years. During her time she traveled to over 190 different places and countries from Norway, Cape Town, South Africa, Australia, Perth, Senegal and so many more! This is why she is known for her Globally Inspired Cuisine!
Chef Jason Reaves - Salamandor Resort & Spa
Chef Reaves oversees the full pastry team at Salamander Resort and Spa. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with a specialization in baking and pastry. Prior to joining Salamander Resort, Reaves developed his love for pastry through experiences with Postrio at the Prescott Hotel, Lansdowne Resort, Norwegian Cruise line’s ‘Pride of Aloha’ and ‘Pride of America’ cruise ships, and Market Salamander. Chef Reaves has competed on and won multiple Food Network competitions. His televised Food Network appearances include ‘Food Network Challenge’, ‘Sugar Dome’, ‘King of Cones’, and ‘Halloween Wars.' In addition to his pastry contributions to Salamander, Chef Reaves’ contributes to the community. His endeavors include student mentorship, local philanthropy participation and driving tourism.
Chef Marcus Repp - Lansdowne Resort & Spa
Chef Marcus Repp, born in Friedburg, Germany, has traveled the world searching for culinary experiences true to the culture of each destination. He is the Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Operations at Lansdowne Resort and Spa with more than 20 years of experience in the culinary realm. As part of his experience, Chef Repp indulges in travel, music, cuisine, and culture to understand the culmination of local taste with worldly flair. Embracing the local offerings is seen in the restaurants Chef Repp oversees as the dishes include meats, poultry, and eggs from a local Loudoun County farm.
Chef Daniela Williams - Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties
Born and raised in Treviso, just 25 miles north of Venice, Italy, Chef Daniela Williams was inspired by many people during her time in her native country. Just over ten years ago, she moved to the United States where she became inspired to start her own culinary business venture! Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties, clients can learn how to prepare and enjoy authentic italian dishes with friends and family all within the comforts of their home.
Mrs. Leesburg, Libby Westphal and Mrs. DC, Leiah Rocheleau