July 2016

Diary of a (Slightly) Mad Chocolate Event Planner

Last week’s Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Elevate Chocolate event held in New York has gotten the buzzosphere churning with Tweets, posts and blog updates.  Just ask Megan Giller of Chocolate Noise, Estelle Tracy of 37 Chocolates or Sharon Terenzi of The Chocolate Journalist.

I love seeing how this event is viewed from the outside looking in. But wouldn’t you like to know what it looks like from an insider’s point of view? The boiling pot of divergent opinions, the joy of averted mayhem, the nerves of steel it takes to pull off a major chocolate event in New York for an international membership of fine chocolate professionals?

Now let’s see, who do we know who could give us that perspective?   ME!

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Red, White & Chocolate Is Celebrating!


What am I celebrating?

The birth of our nation, of course.

The fact that I had the freedom to drive around this beautify land and meet amazing people molding the US chocolate experience, many of whom I got to see last weekend in New York at FCIA’s Elevate Chocolate – Summer 2016 and the Fancy Food Show (more on that soon).

And, my birthday!  Yes, I was born on the 4th of July.

Happy birthday, America! Happy birthday, me! Now, let’s celebrate chocolate!


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