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NEW ORLEANS- Krewe de Pink, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, whose sole mission is to raise money for Breast Cancer Research at the Tulane Cancer Center, hosted Death by Chocolate (NOT by Breast Cancer) to support Breast Cancer Research.

The chocolate tasting with champagne was held on February 10, at the Schoen Mansion, on Canal Street.

Delgado Community College’s Culinary and Pastry Arts program donated the chocolate served at this event through their partner Callebaut Chocolate. And all of the tasty chocolate treats were created by Delgado culinary students.

Each student was judged on their chocolate-inspired dishes – both sweet and savory – and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes were awarded. The winners were as follows:


  • Donald Smith – 1st Place – Carnitas Taco
  • Jeffrey Huth II – 2nd Place – ‘From Duck’s with Love’


  • Stacey Jackson – 1st Place – Chocolate Espresso Truffle
  • Briana Charlton – 2nd Place – ‘Death by Cheesecake’

Krewe de Pink announced its Six Sweet Survivors of Breast Cancer as part of the fundraiser. “They represent the advances that have been made in breast cancer research and are inspiration for those fighting the disease” explains Carol Osborne, president. The following extraordinary women were the Guests of Honor at the event:

  • Breanne Kostyk — Pastry Chef, Ace Hotel New Orleans
  • Lisa Picone Love — Sales Manager, St. Charles Avenue Magazine
  • Carole Cukell Neff — Attorney, Sessions Fishman Nathan and Israel
  • Norma Jane Sabiston — President, Sabiston Consultants
  • Kim Sport — Attorney & Activist, Breastoration Founder
  • Julie Stokes, CPA — Civic Leader & Recovering State Representative.

Death by Chocolate, like its sister fundraisers, directly supports Breast Cancer research at the Tulane Cancer Center by earmarking the money for research. All monies donated stay here in New Orleans to support our local economy. Their most recent event, the Krewe de Pink Prom, raised over $35,000 to support advanced research.

Music was provided by Delgado’s Music Department. Hillery Moise, Event Chair, likes this hybrid type event stating that “in addition to keeping the money local this event supports students giving them the opportunity to give back to the community while strengthening their skills by applying them to the real world. A WinWin-Win.”

Death by Chocolate and Champagne was made possible by the generosity of the beautiful Schoen Mansion, Delgado Community College, Callebaut Chocolate, and members of Krewe de Pink.