AWARDS

 
 
 
 

GOOD FOOD AWARDS 2017 WINNER - CONFECTIONS CATEGORY

We are extremely proud to announce our Barolo Bonbon is a 2017 Good Food Awards Winner.  Chosen from 2,059 overall entrants from 38 different States, we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to pure flavor with the best sustainable ingredients with no added preservatives or additives. 

2016 SIX STAR GRAND MASTER AWARD for BEST CHOCOLATIERS & CONFECTIONERS in AMERICA by THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON & TASTE TV

 - two consecutive years receiving this highest honor -  

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2015 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Fall (SF) and standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Toffees, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Chefs Roundtable, and Best Bridal Chocolates.  This is the highest honor only given to 12 out of 91 total award recipients.  CLICK HERE to see complete list of winners. 

2015 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

 - three consecutive years receiving this highest honor -

In addition to past honors, Valenza Chocolatier received first time GOLD for Top Artisan Chocolatier and Best Flavored Chocolates.

PB+C BAR - 2016 GOLD AWARD for BEST MIXED CHOCOLATE BAR by THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

 

2015 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

Valenza Chocolatier® is proud of its accomplishments at the 2015 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON having received twenty awards in total, including second year in a row GOLD for BEST IN SALON !  With over twenty artisan chocolatiers and chocolate makers from Southern California participating, results were based on votes from industry judges, media, and attendees.  

GOLD (11 Total):  Best in Salon, Best Dark Chocolate, Best Milk Chocolate, Best Truffle, Most Luxurious Chocolate, Best Traditional Chocolates, Best Milk Chocolate Bar, Best Flavored Chocolate Bar, Best Presentation & Packaging, Most Gifted Chocolatier/Chocolate Maker, New Product Award

SILVER (7 Total):   Top Artisan Chocolatier, Most Artistic Designs, Best Gift Set, Best Flavored Chocolate, Best Caramels, Best Organic or Fair Trade Chocolate Maker, Best Comfort Chocolate or Snack Product

BRONZE (2 Total):   Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations,  Best Dark Chocolate Bar

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER's #1 PICK FOR 2015 'BEST OF OC' CHOCOLATIERS

 

2015 SILVER AWARD WINNER - INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE AWARDS AMERICAS COMPETITION

Valenza Chocolatier® is honored to announce the achievement of advancing to the World Final after recent success at the 2015 Americas Competition of the International Chocolate Awards in New York, NY. The World Final ceremony will take place on October 17 in London on the main stage at The Chocolate Show (Olympia National Hall), where owner and Certified Master Chocolatier Amy Jo (Valenza) Pedone will stand tall as the only one-woman United States business in the Nut Based Chocolate Category making a name for herself in the International Fine Chocolate World. 

With the submission of only this product from their collection, Valenza Chocolatier® was awarded SILVER for their Maximo in the Nut/Gianduiotto category at the 2015 Americas Competition of the International Chocolate Awards.  With this win, a formal invitation was granted for these handmade chocolates to journey across the World to compete at the World Final, specially against the Italians who are known for award winning Gianduiotti (Gianduia).  

2015 SIX STAR GRAND MASTER AWARD for BEST CHOCOLATIERS & CONFECTIONERS in AMERICA by THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON & TASTE TV

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2014 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Fall (SF) and standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Toffees, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Chefs Roundtable, and Best Bridal Chocolates.  This is the highest honor only given to 18 out of 100 award recipients.  CLICK HERE to see complete list of winners.

2014 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

Valenza Chocolatier is proud of its accomplishments at the 2014 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON having received twenty-one awards in total, including GOLD for BEST IN SALON!  With over twenty artisan chocolatiers and chocolate makers from Southern California participating, results were based on votes from industry judges, media, and attendees.  

GOLD:  Best in Salon, Best Gift Set, Best Milk Chocolate, Best White Chocolate Truffle, & Best White Chocolate Creation

SILVER:  Best Truffle, Top Artisan Chocolatier, Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience, Best Traditional Chocolates, Best Dark Chocolate Bar, Best Milk Chocolate Bar, Best Caramels, Best Presentation & Packaging, & Best Organic or Fair Trade Products.

BRONZE:  Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations, Most Artistic Designs, Best Flavored Chocolate, Best Flavored Chocolate Bar, Top Toffee in Salon, Most Gifted Chocolatier/Chocolate Maker, & New Product Award

 
 

2014 FIVE STAR AWARD for BEST CHOCOLATIERS & CONFECTIONERS in AMERICA by THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2013 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Fall (SF) and standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Toffees, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Chefs Roundtable, and Best Bridal Chocolates. CLICK HERE to see complete list of winners.

 
 

LIMONCELLO - 2014 GOLD AWARD for BEST WHITE CHOCOLATE by THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

 

2013 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

After just five months of business, Valenza Chocolatier is proud of their accomplishments at the 2013 LA LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON! 

GOLD:
Best
Comfort Chocolate
Best White Chocolate Truffle

SILVER:
Best Dark Chocolate
Best Truffle
Best Traditional Chocolates
Best Dark Chocolate Bar
New Product Award
Best Organic or Fair Trade Product
Best White Chocolate Creation
MOST GIFTED CHOCOLATIER

2013, 2014 & 2015 OFFICIAL ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER of GOLDEN FOODIE AWARDS

Exclusive "Bonbons of Gold" is a featured dessert at the 2013 & 2014 Golden Foodie Awards honoring the best Chefs, Restaurants, Food and Drinks in Orange County. 

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OC FAIR CULINARY ARTS COMPETITION

2015 CONFECTIONS JUDGE

2014 BLUE RIBBON WINNERS - Confections
CARAMELLO

2014 BLUE RIBBON WINNERS - Confections
BOURBON BAR

2013 BLUE RIBBON WINNERS - Confections
TARTARUGA
PB + C BAR

2013 2nd Place WINNERS - Confections
Spumoni Bonbon
Classic Dark Chocolate Truffle

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2014, 2015, & 2016 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS - NOMINEE 

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2014 & 2015 ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS - NOMINEE