ICE Participates in 14th Annual Chocolate Show

The four-day exhibition is a huge celebration of everything chocolate and draws in pastry chefs and chocolate lovers from across the world to the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Since New York City is not just the food capital but also the fashion capital, the event kicked off with a themed fashion show.

This year, the show celebrated Broadway and acclaimed pastry chefs were tasked with creating costumes for some of Broadways’ most beloved characters. ICE Chef Instructors Michelle Tampakis and Vicki Wells made a chocolate version of an ensemble inspired by Gypsy Rose Lee from the musical Gypsy.

ICE alum and Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant Melissa Camacho worked with Project Runway’s Elisa Jiminez to create a chocolate costume inspired by Wicked. After the opening event, the main show opens for guests to sample a plethora of chocolates and for professionals to discover the latest trends and techniques.

Throughout the weekend, ICE students worked alongside the chefs helping to prepare the decadent chocolate treats for the variety of events and demonstrations. It was a truly indulgent weekend!

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