SAN FRANCISCO — The winners of the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America awards have been announced.
The six-star award winners are Amano Artisan Chocolate, CocoTutti, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Marti Chocolatt and Sixth Course Artisan Confections.
The five-star winners are Amella, Chocolot, Chuao Chocolatier, Deuvo Gourmet Sweets, Droga Confections, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, The TeaRoom Chocolate Co., Toffee Talk and William Dean Chocolates.
Presented by TasteTV and Chocolate Television, the awards were based on the number of gold and silver awards received by each winner at the 2012 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and standalone award competitions. Chocolatiers were judged by a panel, including a national and regional magazine, newspaper and blog editors, topic experts, local chefs and food and lifestyle gurus.
To see the full list of winners, visit internationalchocolatesalon.com.