MSU MUSEUM, EAST LANSING, MICH. – The Michigan State University Museum serves up a generous helping of chocolate at its annual Chocolate Party Benefit, set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, presented by the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.
In this popular mid-winter event, chocolate lovers, foodies and friends indulge for a generous cause that’s helping the MSU Museum: Chocolate Party proceeds benefit care and preservation of science and culture collections of the MSU Museum, which stewards nearly 1 million objects, artifacts and specimens.
The MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit is one of the few professional culinary events in the country open to the general public, with area chefs and culinary students competing to create inspired, edible masterpieces featuring the key ingredient: chocolate. Competitors have sculpted everything from space ships, carousels, pyramids and gardens out of all forms of chocolate. Meanwhile, a dozen local restaurants, caterers, bakeshops, candy makers, and other “chocolatier” vendors share their taste-tempting chocolate creations.
This year’s Chocolate Party competition takes its inspiration from the feature film, “Minions,” the masterpiece competition roster includes pastry chefs from the region, as well as student teams from culinary colleges and institutes.
Tickets are available at the door for $35. A special "Premier Chocolatier" ticket for $75 offers an advance preview of Chocolate Party creations and a year-long MSU Museum membership. For more information, call (517) 355-2370 or visit museum.msu.edu.