Charity in Chocolate Chefs Reveal Their Sweetest Secrets



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Charity In Chocolate, a one-of-kind chocolate fashion show event that benefits the literacy work of the Heart of America Foundation, held a private preview at Boxwood’s Chevy Chase Tasting Room Monday night.  A select group not only noshed the night away, but were privy to some of the participating Chefs sweetest secrets for creating culinary masterpieces to walk the runway!


Figarella’s Fancy Sugar Bracelet

Attendees enjoyed Boxwood wines, savory bites by Del Campo and Kushi, and sweet treats from CoCo Sala, as well as a behind the scenes experience with Pastry Chef Carlo Figarella as he performed a demonstration of how he creates chocolate couture and jewelry fashioned entirely out of sugar.


Del Campo’s Cheese/Charcuterie Spread

Heart of America’s co-Founder Angie Halamandaris was also on hand to detail the work of the non-profit and share that all proceeds from the September 6th event will aide the Foundation’s Books From The Heart program, which provides thousands of books to local DC area children living in poverty, who have few or no books of their own.

*Video created by Michael Woestehoff, The Washington Lobbyist

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Kate Michael, aka K Street Kate, is the President and Founder of a local online media company comprised of a magazine K Street Magazine and talk show The District Dish, devoted to lifestyle news about the District of Columbia. Hip, happening and hyperlocal, Kate formed the company while serving as Miss District of Columbia 2006 and competing in Miss America (2007). When not writing or serving as an event or on-air talent, Kate also works as a professional spokesperson and model having walked the runway for such industry icons as Valentino, Peter Som, Dior, Badgely Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta. Her media portfolio includes a spread in Elle magazine and features on Inside Edition and BBC World News' "The Real Cities" series as well as work appearing on NBC, DC's NewsChannel 8, Comcast and other local publications.

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