Pridezillas attended the Chicago AIDS Foundation’s 12th annual World of Chocolate Gala on Friday, December 6th which benefits the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. It was literally the “Sweetest Event of the Year.”

The event took place at Chicago Union Station from 6pm-9pm. It was a night of decadence and dozens of Chicago’s finest chocolatiers, restaurants and caterers were present. Most guests were dressed to impress but my favorite of the evening was the all red satin suit.
Chicago A-list food critics were in attendance and charged with crowning the night’s best creations. There was a light buffet, specialty cocktails, and a raffle with prizes and music.
Funds raised through World of Chocolate support AFC’s grant making, policy, and public education programs. World AIDS Day is a worldwide effort to increase public awareness and encourage support and programming that prevents the spread of HIV. December 1st has been observed as World AIDS Day since 1988, when an international summit of health leaders called for a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS in every country around the globe.

This was definitely a foodie’s paradise and we will be returning again next year as this has joined the ranks of our top Chicago events. Not only is it a great cause but it’s a fun and unique event the city has to offer. Some of my favorite items from the night were Terry’s Toffee and their lavender toffee, Zed 451’s magic marshmellows and the chocolate martini’s DS Tequila was serving up!

Vendors included: 90 Miles Cafe, Chocolat Uzma Sharif, Das Foods, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, DS Tequila, Hilton Chicago, Just Like U Like It Catering, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, La Parisianne Du Chocolat Company, Le Cordon Bleu, Loni Loo’s Homemade Candies, Mercat a la Planxa, minibar, RL Restaurant, Terry’s Toffee, tesori, The Peninsula, Sixteen, Uptown Brownie, Vanille Patisserie, Walgreens, Wow Bao, and Zed 451.

Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.