Chefs Wanted for an Interstellar Bake-Off

Participants in the Chocolate Ball Cake Competition are challenged to create a scrumptious cake inspired by this year galactic gala’s theme.  Our starry-eyed guests will spend the first part of the evening sampling each cake and voting for their favorite!

The Chocolate Cake Competition is open to professional and beginner chefs.  If you are thinking about participating, please carefully read the Competition Rules linked below and contact Jill Johnson with any questions at (310) 995-6810 or

2024 Theme: Galaxy Gala!

Stars, galaxies, and the thrill of traveling through space will be the inspiration for participating chefs.

Not sure what to expect? 

Browse our gallery for a sample of outstanding cakes from previous years.


We take our cake seriously!  Please read this document carefully. Beginner chefs, information about how to make use of The Commissary is here!

Ask an Expert!

Never been to the Chocolate Ball? No problem – we are here for you! Contact an expert with culinary questions and insight on what to expect.
Chef Kelly Scott, Get Caked,
Michelle Hess, Engine 14 Brewery,
Please contact Jill Johnson with any other event questions at (310) 995-6810 or

Ready to show off your skills?

Meet the Judges

Our thanks to the 2024 judging panel consisting of:

Paul Guglielmo

Paul Guglielmo
Craft Cannery

Michelle Hess
Engine 14 Brewery

Kelly Scott
Get Caked!

Dino Kay
Fickle 93.3