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Exploring a love of the confectionary arts with the acclaimed mastersof the industry at the French Pastry School inChicago and the Callebaut Institutes in Montreal and Chicago, Patty developed a talent for creating unique and extraordinarily pleasing bon-bons that were quite different from the easily produced molded and rolled truffles that dominate the high-end chocolate market. As friends and family taste-tested the variety of cocoas and ingredients from all over the world, and ultimately sampled the exquisite caramel and ganache palets, Patty was urged to bring her product to the marketplace. To View the entire collection, Click Here
In 2009, Norman received the honor of one of the “Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America” by Dessert Magazine. He is also co-founder of the National Pastry Team Championship and is a regular guest judge on the Food Network Challenge series.
Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazine named him one of the country’s top 10 pastry chefs in 1996 and 1997. In 1999, he led the U.S. team to a bronze medal in the biennial Coup du Monde de la Patisserie (World Cup of Pastry) competition in Lyons, France, which featured the top pastry chefs from 18 nations.
Pure Naçional, a rare and exotic cacao long thought to be extinct, has been discovered in a remote region of the Peruv
ian Andes. With its complex floral and fruit flavors, Pure Naçional dominated the world's fine chocolate market until it was destroyed by disease in 1916. The legendary cacao was thought to be lost forever until only 23 trees were found growing in a remote Marañón River canyon with walls towering to 6,000 feet, creating a unique micro-climate that allows this cacao to thrive at previously thought to be impossible altitudes. Click here to learn more or stop by Cheese & Crackers
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - made with Barry Callebaut's finest Belgium Chocolate. We take huge fresh organic strawberries, drip them twice in our finest chocolate. We custom blend our exclusive dark with pure white cocoa butter to make our Tuxedo strawberries
Made with Almond Flour, this delicate French cookie consists of two thin crispy, chewy cookies sandwiched together with a layer of pure buttercream. Flavors include Pistachio, Strawberry, Rasberry, Espresso, Salted Butter Caramel, Chocolate and Lemon. These cookies are naturally gluten free.
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