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The Rotary Club of Twin Falls is sponsors their Annual Death by Chocolate event held at Canyon Crest Dining Event Center in Twin Falls (Current 2014 Date is Thursday, January 30th) from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Local chefs will be competing against each other in the following categories: Best Chocolate Cake, Brownie, Cookie, Candy, and Unique Dessert. Attendees will taste and judge these delectable chocolate delights and vote for theirs favorites. There will also be a panel of judges to decide their favorites in each category too.

Photo © Jason LugoSome Chocolate participants have been: Anchor Bistro & Bar; Cactus Pete’s Resort Casino; Canyon Crest Dinning & Event Center; Canyon Ridge High School; CSI Baking & Pastry Arts; Cold Stone Creamery; Daisy’s; Dina’s Deelites; Hilton Garden Inn; Mama Lazagna’s; The Coffee Shop; Thomas Cuisine Management; Twin Falls High School; Upper Crust; Von Scheidt’s Brewing Co. & Ein Tisch Restaurant; Wynwood of Twin Falls; Zulu Bagels;

In addition to the chocolate tasting, there will be a silent auction and raffle throughout the evening. “What could be better than eating chocolate and raising money for local charities at the same time? There will be 25,000 pieces of chocolate at this year’s event, so this is a chocolate lover’s dream!” said Jim Ponzo, President of the Rotary Club of Twin Falls.

The Event is from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Canyon Crest Dining Event Center, 330 Canyon Crest Dr., Twin Falls; Admission is $15.00 per person in advance and $20.00 at the door. Advance tickets will be sold at Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a no-host bar.

All proceeds benefit local charities including Valley House, Salvation Army, Southern Idaho Learning Center and many more.  First Federal is the Corporate Sponsor.

For more information, please visit the Twin Falls Rotary or contact Jill Skeem, Committee Chairperson, at 208-320-2786 or by email

About the author

Jill Skeem( - Jill Skeem relocated to the Twin Falls area in December 2003 after graduating from the Strengthening Health Institute, a premiere macrobiotic educational facility located in Philadelphia, P.A. and is also a graduate from The Ohio State University. Jill has been studying food since 2001 and is a certified macrobiotic health counselor, educator and chef. She has taught cooking classes at Rudy’s –A- Cook’s Paradise and community education classes focusing on health and wellness at CSI. Jill lectures around the Magic Valley to companies and organizations, is a contributing writer to the Times-News where she was featured for her work with the former Managing Editor, Chris Steinbach, and is the food critic for the popular “Eat Cheap” Series. She has also contributed articles to the Spirit of Valley, Southern Idaho Living, Inside Twin publications. In addition, she has a private macrobiotic health counseling practice. She founded the Magic Valley Leads Group, is a Board member of the Rotary Club of Twin Falls and the co-host with Kelly Klaas on Top Story in the mornings on KLIX 1310 a.m.

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