Chef’s Express in Utica cooks up Wonka worthy treats


UTICA - Chef’s Express, located at 241 Genesee St. in Utica, unveiled three playful treats baked and designed around Broadway Utica’s upcoming performance of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on Monday.

Theater lovers can sink their teeth into a rich, double chocolate brownie with a golden ticket, taste the sweet, candy-coated goodness of the dazzling chocolate room with a pure imagination cupcake, or bite into a twisted tunnel of chocolate chips, brownie, peanuts, and toffee swirled into a “scrumdiddlyumptious” cookie. 

“As passionate innovators, it made perfect sense for Chef’s Express to combine the imaginative world of theater with delectable treats that directly connect with its audience,” said Danielle Padula, executive director for Broadway Theatre of Utica League. “We are excited for everyone to taste the pure imagination that rises in Chef’s Express, particularly in their new line of Charlie treats.” 

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be on stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Stanley Theater in Utica. Tickets range from $35-$73. For more information, visit:

In honor of this creative debut, Chef’s Express is providing all Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ticket holders with a complimentary inspired treat.

For those looking to stay in the wonderment long after Broadway Utica has closed the curtain on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chef’s Express will continue to sell Charlie treats, and honor tickets, through Friday, Feb. 11.


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