Chocolate and Dessert Innovations (CADI) Awards

The National Chocolate & Dessert Show is thrilled to announce the first-ever Chocolate and Dessert Innovation (CADI) Awards. This competition celebrates the industry’s most outstanding products, services, and technologies in a completely unique platform recognizing companies and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the chocolate and dessert industry.

An expert panel of judges will evaluate entries in four categories:

Best New Product/Innovation

Best Sustainable Product

Best Flavor Profile

Best Technology

Judges include Franco Pacini, Director of French Pastry School, John Reed, Owner of Customized Culinary Solutions, Mathew Stevens, Publisher of Dessert Professional, Liz Grossman, Managing Editor of Plate Magazine.

Do you have a product, service, or technology that represents the latest in chocolate and dessert trends? To submit your innovation for consideration, utilize the information below:

▸ Download Rules & Regulations

▸ Download Product Fact Sheet Form

▸ Download Entry Form

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Chocolate Show News

National Chocolate & Dessert Show Press Release 4.24.13


  • Al Gelato Chicago
  • Amy's Candy Bar
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Barry's Gourmet Brownies
  • Beanilla Tty Jane HomeMade Candies & Ice Cream
  • By M Desserts
  • American Cake Decorating
  • Chef Alain Roby (Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc.)
  • Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine
  • Chocolate for the Spirit
  • Conillin LLC
  • Davis Chocolate
  • Dessert Professional
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Firecakes
  • Flying Noir
  • Foodlinks, Inc.
  • The French Pastry School
  • Freshly Baked Communications
  • Gourmet News
  • Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery
  • Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago
  • Innovative Energy, Inc.
  • International Foods & Ingredients
  • Kali Development Co.
  • Kallari L3C
  • KeHE Distributors
  • The Knock Shoppe
  • Kona Bar
  • Les Palmeraies
  • Mayana Chocolate
  • Mod-Pac Corp.
  • Netzsch Premier Technologies, LLC
  • Oak Mill Bakery
  • On the Avenue Marketing DBA The New York Times
  • PackInt Chocolate Equipment
  • Pura Delizia Ciccolato Artigianale
  • Savage Bros Co.
  • ShopKeep POS
  • Sotiros Foods, Inc.
  • Sweet Art, Inc.
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Truffly Made
  • T's Toffee
  • Valrhona

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