Give the Gift of Chocolate!

This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart the sweetest gift on earth with the purchase of tickets to the 38th Annual Chocolate Ball! We’ll wrap up a certificate and a chocolate treat from Encore Chocolates for pick up at EPI just in time for the for your special day.

** This offer will be available until 5:00 pm on Monday, February 12, 2024.

Pick Up at EPI!

Date: February 13, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: EPI
Address: 1650 South Ave, Rochester, NY
Contact: Please call or text Jill Johnson if you have any trouble finding our offices, (310) 995-6810.

About the Chocolate Ball

Cost: Tickets are $200 each
Event: 38th Annual Chocolate Ball
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Activities: Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Cake Sampling, Dinner Program, Chef Awards, Live Cake Auction, Dancing
Location: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E Main Street, Rochester, NY
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Theme: Galaxy Gala

Cake Sampling & Live Cake Auction

The Chocolate Ball is quite possibly the most decadent gala around! Local pastry chefs compete in the signature Chocolate Cake Competition, creating elaborate showpieces inspired by the theme of that year’s ball. During the Cocktail Reception, guests are invited to sample each cake and vote for their favorite.

At the end of the evening, guests have the opportunity to bring home one of these exceptional masterpieces during the Live Cake Auction!

These bakers are incredibly talented and we are grateful for the time and hard work it takes to craft culinary works of art. Click here to see a gallery of cakes from previous year.

Supporting Epilepsy Programs

Proceeds from the Annual Chocolate Ball support EPI and its Epilepsy Programs that serve thousands of children and adults in our region. One of the main programs funded is Camp EAGR, the only week-long overnight camp in New York State for children with epilepsy and their siblings. We encourage you to visit the Epilepsy Programs page to watch a video of this very special camp.