Caramelpalooza 2011 Candymakers Announced!


We can already tell that this competition is going to be sticky.
Chow Bella and Smeeks are proud to announce the line-up of candymakers for Caramelpalooza 2011 -- a free, open-to-the-public caramel tasting to be held Friday, March 11, at 7 pm in the parking lot at Smeeks candy store in central Phoenix
We've got an even dozen entrants this year -- including six competitors returning from last year's first-ever event. 
Get the all star line-up after the jump. 

Veronica Arroyo, Bourbon Steak

Charlie Blonkenfeld, Chaka Chaka

Tammie Coe, Tammie Coe Cakes

Danielle Morris, Cork Restaurant and BLD

Tracy Dempsey, Tracy Dempsey Originals

Meghan Olesen, Elemental Sugar

Eugenia Theodosopoulos, Essence Bakery Cafe 

Becky Windels, The Herb Box

Tim O'Connor, Honey Moon Sweet Bakery & Dessert Bar

Brendan McCaskey

Virginia Senior, Urban Beans

Slade Grove, Wicked Kitchen/Cookies from Home

Stay tuned to Chow Bella for profiles of the competitors and to enter a competition to be one of our judges. And more!

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