Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LA CHOCOLATE SALON: Chocolatiers and Celebrities

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce some of the chocolatiers and presenters at the Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate event in Southern California, the

7th Annual Los Angeles CHOCOLATE SALON 

on October 6, 2013 in Pasadena. 

Celebrating its anniversary, the 2013 Seventh Annual LA CHOCOLATE SALON participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans
Celebrating its anniversary, the 2013 Seventh Annual LA CHOCOLATE SALON participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Amano Artisan Chocolate, Mignon Chocolate Boutique, Amella Caramels, CocoTutti, Marti Chocolatt, Toffee Talk, Chuao Chocolatier, Butterfly Brittle, Chocolates by M Josephs, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Valenza Chocolatier, Droga Chocolates, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Amara Chocolate, The Toffee Box, Hot Chocolat, Monterey Chocolate Company, La Dolce Vita Gourmet, Farm Fresh To You, Gourmet Blends, the Chocolate Shop Wine, Rosa d'Oro Vineyards, Alquimia Organic Tequila, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Chocolate Porter, Honest Tea, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, The Sugar Lab, KRAVE Jerky, Beantrees Organic Coffee Company, Meetup.com, PK Perfumes, TasteTV, Chocolate Television, and more.

Entertaining and educational presentations include:

  • Art Pollard of Amano Artisan Chocolate on Fair Trade Chocolate
  • Kallari Chocolate on Chocolate from Ecuador
  • Bobby Bognar of History Channel's Food Tech screening scenes from "Food Tech" and his latest food television program
  • Demonstrations from Le Cordon Bleu instructors
  • KABC Radio Host and Bikini Chef Susan Irby on healthy eating and chocolate
  • LA film talent Dave Shelton on Chocolate in television and films
  • Trish Procetto of TOURific Escapes on Her favorite chocolate tour spots in LA
  • Jackie Dodd The Beeroness on How to pair beer and chocolate
  • Liz von Hasseln of The Sugar Lab on how they invented using 3D printing technology to create 3D sugar sculptures and designs
  • The Gourmandise School from Santa Monica


    7th Annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon
    October 6, 2013
    Pasadena Conference Center
    300 Green Street

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    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Best Bridal Chocolates Announced in the Artisan Chocolate Awards

    TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the National 2013 Award Winners of the competition for Best Bridal Chocolates.

    The winners of the Best Chocolates for Brides were divided into Gold, Silver, and Bronze for categories such as Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations, Most Artistic Designs, Best Bridal Gift Set, and Best for the Wedding Reception.

    Gold Chocolate Award winners were Beijo de Chocolat, Chocolate Fetish, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Delysia Chocolatier, FGR Chocolate Collection, Roberts Confections, Seattle Chocolate Company, Socola Chocolatier, and Truffles in Paradise

    The top chocolates for brides and weddings were reviewed by a panel of industry experts. These panelists were Tara Bradley (Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine), Stacie Tamaki (The Flirty Blog), Sadaf H. Kherani (South Asian Bride Magazine), Rachel Ward (Brides California magazine), Mary Clarke (Bridal Guide magazine), Laurie Nicoud (Exquisite Weddings magazine), Juli Rathke (Rocky Mountain bride magazine), Jennifer Stein (Destination I Do Magazine), Emily Thomas (Southern Weddings magazine), and Cristine Thomas (Today's Bride San Francisco magazine).

    Winners can be found on the Artisan Chocolate Awards site, www.ArtisanChocolateAwards.com, under "Categories by Competition."

    The International Chocolate Salon presents category-Specific "Best in Salon Awards" for Chocolatiers & Confectioners, as well as annual Awards for the "Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America." In addition, it producers chocolate tasting events such as the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon, the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, the Fall Chocolate Salon, and the Seattle Chocolate Salon. TasteTV also produces the program www.ChocolateTelevision.com

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    Monday, April 15, 2013

    Seattle Chocolate Salon - New Products to Watch

    NEW PRODUCTS TO WATCH at the May 5th Seattle Chocolate Salon:

    • Taza - 87% bar - The darkest chocolate they make. Nutty, floral, and incredibly intense, this is the only American chocolate crafted from cacao grown by the Bolivian cooperative CIAAB (Central Integral Agroecologica de Alto Beni). A singular, profound cacao experience. 100% USDA certified organic.
    • CocoTutti -Tea infusions: Assam, Rooibos and Yunnan - richly flavored, colorful chocolates featuring teas from India, South Africa and China. These recipes were developed over a 3 month period for launch in Seattle.Blood Orange and, separately, Strawberry - Two bon bons that each contain their housemade marmalades and jams.
    • The Chocolate Shop - Sparkling Chocolate Wine - Chocolate Shop wine made in a delicious champagne style
    • Forte Chocolates - Caramel with Rosemary and Orange and Chipotle Caramel with Orange
    • Gusto Chocolates - All new product line - All of the Gusto bars are new to the salon. Gusto is a new division of Forte Chocolates focusing on the savory side of chocolate. Bars offered include: Lemon Pepper, Rosemary Sea Salt, Balsamic Vinegar, Bacon, Milk Sea Salt, and Honey.
    • The Tea Room Chocolate Company - Lapsang Souchong w/ Himilayan Salt Chocolate Bar - organic dark chocolate bar of 60% cacao infused w/ organic Lapsang Suchong tea & Himilayan Salt. Lapsang Souchong is a smoky tea that has the savory flavor of smoked pine, as the tea is dried over this. 

    The Original Artisan Chocolate event in the Northwest this millenium returns with the 6th Annual Seattle Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON on May 5, 2013.

    Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.

    Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON participants in 2013 include chocolatiers, confectioners and other culinary artisans such as Amano Artisan Chocolate, Intrigue Chocolate Co., Forte Chocolates, Gusto Chocolates, Taza Chocolate, CocoTutti, Ykchaua Chocolates, Emily's Chocolates, WOW Chocolates, Theo Chocolate, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Smitten Truffles, Wine World & Spirits, Chocolate Shop Wine, MDP Chocolates, Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby, Fiori Chocolate, Maplecor, Yelp, TasteTV and more. www.seattlechocolatesalon.com

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    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    New CHOCOLATE AWARDS Categories Added - International Chocolate Salon

    TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon, producers of the Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate events and competitions in North America, are pleased to announce that based on Industry requests, we have added two additional Chocolate Awards categories for 2013.

    ·  Best WHITE Chocolate

    ·  Best Chocolate BEVERAGE

    Registration ends on May 20th for the 2013 Chocolate Award Competitions for the following categories:

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    ·  Best Chocolate BAR

    ·  Best CARAMEL

    ·  Top TOFFEE

    ·  Best BRIDAL Chocolates

    Chocolatiers and Confectioners can register or get more information for these juried product-submission competitions (not events) using the forms at www.InternationalChocolateSalon.com or at www.LuxuryChocolateAwards.com

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    Monday, March 18, 2013

    San Francisco Chocolate Salon - Chocolate Design Winners

    As a new part of the 7th Annual San Francisco Chocolate Salon on March 24th, the Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate show on the West Coast, there will be a gallery of chocolate-inspired art. The pieces range from paintings, to jewelry to ceramic (such as this ceramic chocolate cupcake by Sandra Cohen-Wynn, pictured).

    Other displaying artists include: Carolyn Tillie, Melissa Rice, Kristin Stanchfield, Susanne Friedrich, Nikki Lau, Joan Pearson, Janet Lohr, and Bethany Garland

    7th Annual San Francisco

    March 24, 2013
    10am - 6pm
    Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
    1 Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123

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