CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL – Sunday, March 3, 2024

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Grand Manor
1450 Sarno Road
Melbourne 32935


The Zonta Club of Melbourne’s Annual Chocolate Festival will touch your heart and your sweet tooth. Brevard’s best chocolatiers, pastry chefs and restaurateurs come together with community volunteers to raise funds to support programs to improve the lives of women and girls. Proceeds benefit local scholarship programs, community service projects and the local and international fight against Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women!

Our Chocolate Festival guests are treated to samples of chocolate confections, cakes and desserts. Each guest votes to select the Competitor to be honored as “Brevard’s Best Chocolate Fix of 2024”. In addition, we provide appetizers and lots of fun.

Fabulous line up of Competitors for the Chocolate Festival are Amici’s Italian Bakery, Asado Argentinian Steakhouse, Courtyard by Marriott West Melbourne, Dana’s Cupcakes & More, EFSC Culinary Scholarship Winner, Jersey Brothers Diner, Southern Caramel and Yellow Dog Café.

Festival guests may purchase tickets for lots of raffle baskets. Winners need not be present to win.

General Admission:
$40.00 (in advance), $45.00 (at the door)

Interested in competing? Download our Competitor Packet and registration form:

Interested in donating an item to our raffle? Click below:

Interested in buying Chocolate Festival tickets? Click below:

Interested in being a sponsor? Click below:

Opportunities to Participate

“Brevard’s Best Chocolate Fix” Competition
Show Brevard County the best chocolate creation your business has to offer! Compete among Brevard’s most talented chocolatiers, restaurateurs and pastry chefs. Competitors are asked to provide bite size samples of a chocolate creation. Products must be made in a Brevard County licensed kitchen and using slave free/sole source chocolate. Each Competitor is provided with an 8 ft. skirted table to display and distribute their product. See Brevard’s Best Chocolate Fix Competition Form for more details.

Promote your business by donating a gift basket or gift certificates, products, crafts or artwork to add to a themed basket. See Raffle Donation Form for details.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year at various levels, benefits include promotion of your business at our 2024 Chocolate Festival and sponsor links on the Zonta Club of Melbourne website. See Sponsorship Opportunities Form for details. Sponsorship levels range from $2000 to $500.

Competitors will be:

  • Amici’s Italian Bakery
  • Courtyard by Marriott West
  • Cynful Snacks
  • Dana’s Cupcakes & More
  • EFSC Culinary Scholarship Winner – Rebecca Montanez
  • Jersey Brothers Diner
  • Southern Caramel
  • Urban Prime
  • Yellow Dog Café

2023 Chocolate Festival Winners

1st Place Southern Caramel – Chocolate Caramel Tart

2nd Place (Tie) – Courtyard Marriott West with Dark & Milk Chocolate Cupcakes and Yellow Dog Café with a Blood Orange Chocolate Cake

3rd Place – Sage Bistro with Dee’s Mini Kentucky Derby Pie

Competitor’s Choice Award went to Dana’s Cupcakes & More with her Brownie Berry Delight.

A huge thank you to all our Competitor’s, Sponsors, Raffle Basket Donors, MC Nancy Peltonen and The Grand Manor for a successful event this year!

CF Winners


HISTORIC MELBOURNE/BREVARD ORNAMENTS are offered exclusively by the Zonta Club of Melbourne.

Ornaments can be bought at Meehan’s Office and Art Products in Downtown Melbourne or ordered online with the Ornament Order Form on our site.

Since 1999 Zonta has picked an Iconic Historical Landmark here in Brevard County and made it into an ornament for purchase. You can purchase one ornament or the entire collection. This is a great gift for that hard to shop for person on your Christmas list who already has everything.

All proceeds of ornament sales benefit local scholarship programs, community service projects and the local and international fight against Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women.

Upcoming Events

March 8 – International Women’s Day and Zonta Yellow Rose Day
March 19 – Women Who Rock 2024 Awards – 11:30AM – 1:00PM – Hilton Rialto (Zonta Yellow Rose Award for Excellence in Community Service)
April 13 – Strategic Planning Meeting
June 27-30 – Zonta International Convention in Brisbane, Australia