Past Chocolate Classics

Chocolate Classics is RSVP’s major annual fundraiser in Lincoln County supporting ongoing County Services and Activities by placing persons 55 and older in service to our communities, including Senior Services, meal delivery, non-profit organization staffing, food pantry and Advocacy Programs – All staffed by Lincoln County Retirees and Volunteers.

YOU love chocolate. WE love chocolate. And we all love making our homes and neighborhoods a better place. And all you can eat chocolate (guilt free, no less) is a fun and delicious way to help our communities!  Blending art, creativity, competition and grand chocolate flavors into a fun event where Chocolatiers, Chefs, Bakers and Chocolate Artisans compete for your tastebuds and votes and YOU get to eat their entries!

2016 – Black & Silver Celebration – Celebrating 25 Years!

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The 25th Annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on January 30th, 2016.  The theme was “Black and Silver Celebration” to celebrate 25 years of the Chocolate Classics.  Sponsors included: Edward Jones, Oceanview Senior Living, Rogue, Samaritan Pacific Health Services, The Insurance Store NW, Umpqua Bank, William Murphy & Oregon Coast Glassworks, Wilder, and Yaquina Bay Communications.  Thank you sponsors!

1st Place – Vicky Prince, Alder Bistro & The Dispensary Lounge (pictured above)

2nd Place – Nick Gade and Starla Gade, Stargazer’s Gourmet

3rd Place – Ray Degele, Depoe Baykery

People’s Choice – Karly Walker, Chalet Restaurant & Bakery

 

2015 – Peace, Love & Chocolate

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The 24th annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in January.  The theme was “Peace, Love & Chocolate” and featured themed decorations and a 1960’s costume contest.  Sponsors included: Edward Jones, Twisted Snout, Samaritan Pacific Health Services, Oregon Coast Glassworks, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and Yaquina Bay Broadcasting Company.  Thank you sponsors!

1st Place – Ken Krenzler, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (pictured above)

2nd Place – Brad Grabill and Charles Ashlock, Chinook Winds Casino Resort

3rd Place – Lorraine Karassik, Alder Bistro

People’s Choice – Ray Degele, Depoe Baykery

 

2014 – Kentucky Derby

ChaletThe 23rd annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in January.  The theme was “Kentucky Derby” and featured themed decorations and a Derby Hat Contest. Sponsors included: TLC Federal Credit Union, Diamonds by the Sea, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oceanview Senior Living, Oregon Coast Event Rentals and Oregon Coast Glassworks.  Thank you sponsors!

1st Place – Karly Schmaltz, Chalet Restaurant & Bakery (pictured above)

2nd Place – Mandy Harris, Indulge Sweets

3rd Place – Mathias Wolf, Rogue Ales Public House

People’s Choice – Mandy Harris, Indulge Sweets

 

2013 – A Night at The Oscars

The 22nd annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in January.  The theme was “A Night at The Oscars” and featured themed decorations and a celebrity look-alike contest. Sponsors included: Dave’s Killer Bread, Comissioner Doug Hunt, TLC Federal Credit Union, US Bank, Diamonds by the Sea, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oceanview Senior Living, and Oregon Coast Glassworks.  Thank you sponsors!

2013 Winners

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1st Place – Ray Degele, Depoe Baykery

2nd Place – Laurie Card, Cafe Mundo

3rd Place – Erick Machuca, Rogue

People’s Choice – Mandy Harris, Indulge Sweets 

 

2012 – The 1950’s: Remember When…

The 21st annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in January.  The theme was “The 1950′s: Remember When”, and featured themed decorations and a 1950′s costume contest.  Sponsors included: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Diamonds by the Sea, Oceanview Senior Living, Oregon Coast Glassworks, TLC Federal Credit Union, and Umpqua Bank.  Thank you to our sponsors!!

2012 Winners

1st Place – Garnett Black, Shilo Inn

2nd place – Garciela Polly, Salishan

3rd Place – Pat Dickey, Mo’s Enterprises

        People’s Choice for best tasting chocolate – Garnett Black, Shilo Inn

People’s Choice for presentation – Chef Karly Schmaltz & Rachel Recinos, Chalet

2011 – The Roaring 20’s

The 20th annual Chocolate Classics was held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  The theme was “The Roaring 20’s”, and featured themed decorations and a 1920′s costume contest.  Sponsors included: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Diamonds by the Sea, Oceanview Senior Living, Oregon Coast Glassworks, TLC Federal Credit Union, and Umpqua Bank.  Thank you to our sponsors!!

2011 Winners

1st Place – Garnett Black, Rogue Ales

2nd Place – Victor Antonio, Rogue Ales

3rd Place – Chef Karly Schmaltz, Chalet

People’s Choice for best tasting chocolate – Garnett Black, Rogue Ales People’s Choice for best presentation – Garnett Black, Rogue Ales