Established in 1946 by Candy Industry's founder and publisher, Don Gussow, the Kettle Award represents the highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain. Celebrate the 76th Year of the prestigious award by joining us for an evening reception honoring its rich heritage and to celebrate the nominees and winner of the 2023 Kettle Award.


Photos from the 75th Kettle Award ceremony
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Past Recipients

Past Recipients

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6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Event Begins, Hors d'eouvres and drinks served

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Awards Program

7:30 pm
Function to Conclude

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Seated Dinner for Ticketed Guests

The Kettle Awards

Copper Sponsor

Barry Callebaut

Gold Sponsors

Clasen Quality Chocolates Jelly Belly Silky Sweet

Silver Sponsors

Enstrom Goetze's

Additional Sponsor