Destination Kohler Presents In Celebration of Chocolate


A three day soiree of chocolate-themed experiences headlined by celebrity pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini at the Forbes Five Star The American Club Resort Hotel

From sweet to savory and everything in between, the third annual In Celebration of Chocolate is a three-day chocolate-themed soirée of distinctively delicious events and culinary demonstrations hosted at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five Star The American Club resort hotel and Kohler Waters Spa.

This year’s celebration is headlined by Johnny Iuzzini – James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and judge of Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Dessert. Iuzzini hails from the Catskills region in upstate New York and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over twenty years of kitchen experience. He was the head judge of Bravo’s culinary competition series “Top Chef: Just Desserts”. Chef Iuzzini has started his own pastry and culinary arts consulting company, and is the author of DESSERT FOURPLAY: Sweet Quartets From A Four-Star Pastry Chef and recently released “Sugar Rush”.

In Celebration of Chocolate featured presenters include:

  • Anette Righi DeFendi, Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates Chocolatier
  • Scott Green‚ pastry chef of top Chicago restaurants Travelle and The Langham
  • Josh Johnson, 2011 National Pastry Champion based in Chicago
  • and featured chefs from The Kitchens of Kohler culinary team.

The cocoa-infused schedule of special events begins on Friday evening with an inventive Chocolate & Wine Dinner in the Great Bays Ballroom hosted by Iuzzini. Saturday affords countless educational chocolate pairing and cooking sessions throughout the day culminating with the signature evening celebration: Sugar High. Guests arise on Sunday morning to one last chocolate feast at The Wisconsin Room’s Chocolate Lovers Brunch. A complete schedule of events is enclosed with event details, times and pricing.


Sugar High, the signature event hosted at the captivating Kohler Design Center on Saturday from 8-10pm, showcases dynamic desserts from Iuzzini’s recent cookbook “Sugar Rush”, specialty dishes from The Kitchens of Kohler‚ expansive fondue station‚ and live entertainment. Topping things off is the opportunity for guests to taste the signature and newest creations from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.

Exclusive opportunities are afforded with two special event hotel packages with overnight accommodations at The American Club and event tickets:

Chocolate Indulgence Package – Two Nights (February 6 & 7) – Starting at $436 per person

•Tickets to The Chocolate and Wine Dinner, Friday 7-10pm

•Tickets to the Johnny Iuzzini Main Stage Demonstration, Saturday 2-3pm

•Tickets to Sugar High at the Kohler Design Center, Saturday 8-10pm

•Exclusive 30-minute early access and meet and greet with Johnny Iuzzini at Sugar High


Sweet Treat – One Night (February 7) – Starting at $173 per person

•Tickets to Sugar High (formally The Signature Event) located at Kohler Design Center
For more information on In Celebration of Chocolate visit and for reservations call 1-800-344-2838. Stay up-to-date with event news and happenings on Facebook at and on Twitter