For years the World of Chocolate was the premiere gala in Chicago. And now, the long-awaited return of the World of Chocolate is finally here. Join the AIDS Foundation Chicago on February 17th at Union Station for the grand reintroduction of the most anticipated event of 2023.
Chocolatiers from Chicago’s best restaurants, hotels, and bakeries will showcase their signature sweets, savory bites, and craft cocktails in friendly competition all while raising money to combat the AIDS epidemic. Proceeds from the event will support AFC’s mission of mobilizing communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, including the Getting To Zero Illinois initiative of ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030.
The evening will be judged by a panel of notable Chicago chefs and personalities. A full list of the chocolatiers that will be in attendance can be found here. 2019’s winners (the last in-person event) include LondonHouse Chicago for Best Sweet, The Gwen for Best Savory, and People’s Choice winner Terry’s Toffee, among others.
Attending guests will enjoy a light buffet with premium bites, specialty cocktails, open bar, music, and a raffle filled with prizes donated by various local Chicago businesses. Here are a few more details:
Friday, February 17 from 6 to 10 PM
Chicago Union Station (225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606)
- General Admission: $150 – includes event admission, lite bites, an open bar, and chocolates galore!
- VIP Ticket: $250 – includes: event admission, VIP entrance (skip the line), access to the VIP lounge, lite bites, an open bar, and chocolates galore!
- Bittersweet Bliss Ticket Package: $1,000 – includes 5 VIP tickets, access to the VIP lounge, and recognition on the website and at the event.
- Chocolate Ecstasy Ticket Package: $1,900 – includes 10 VIP tickets, access to the VIP lounge, and recognition on the website and at the event
To purchase tickets, call 312-334-0935 or visit the World of Chocolate 2023 website.
For more than 36 years, AFC has led the fight to create health equity and justice for people living with and disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. AFC brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC is committed to working with policymakers and service providers to increase funding for prevention services and programs that work.
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. AFC aspires to create a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. More at: https://www.aidschicago.org/
Featured Image Credit: AIDS Foundation Chicago