DallasChocolate.org Announces 2015 Scholarship Award Recipient

Skylar Sandlin and Sander Wolf
Skylar Sandlin and Sander Wolf

August 12, 2015 – Dallas, Texas – DallasChocolate.org is proud to award the 2015 DallasChocolate.org Scholarship to Skylar Sandlin. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in pastry arts at the Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education at Collin College.

Ms. Sandlin graduated from Allen High School this spring, and is beginning her culinary studies this fall at Collin College. Currently, she is working at Bonnie Ruth’s Bakery in Allen, and would like to focus her studies on pastry so that she can one day open her own bakery.

The goal of DallasChocolate.org has always been to educate the public about the artistry and enjoyment of fine chocolate. To further the next generation of chocolatiers, the organization introduced the scholarship program in 2012. Each year since that time a culinary arts scholarship has been awarded to a student with a record of academic success and an interest in chocolate. Previous winner Emily Huynh completed the program and is now the owner of bakery/yogurt shop Twisty Treats in Rockwall. The 2014 recipient, Monique Conejo remains involved with the organization while working on her degree.

The funds for this scholarship come from the proceeds of the Dallas Chocolate Festival, now in its sixth year. The 2015 Festival will be held at the Addison Conference Centre on Saturday, September 12. Tickets are available at DallasChocolate.eventbrite.com

Dallas Gets Chocolate Covered for One “Sweet” Weekend, Oct. 24-27, 2013

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Everything is bigger in Texas – and in Dallas everything is sweeter, too.  In celebration of DallasChocolate.org’s 4th annual Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival on Oct. 26 & 27, 2013, Dallas is getting chocolate-covered with four days of everything chocolate across the city. With tours, pairings, seminars, tastings, and even hotel accommodations, chocoholics are invited to enjoy one unforgettable weekend, Oct. 24 – 27 in Dallas.

TASTE THE DYNAMIC DUO WITH DALLAS’ DYNAMIC DUO

Chocolate & Cheese Tasting with Dr. Sue’s Chocolate & The Mozzarella Company

Thursday, Oct. 24 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and who doesn’t love cheese? These two beloved favorites come together for a special presentation by two culinary leading ladies in Dallas, Dr. Sue Williams of Dr. Sue’s Chocolate and Paula Lambert of The Mozzarella Company. The evening event starts with a welcome drink and a tour of the Mozzarella Company factory. Then attendees sample a pairing of eight cheeses and chocolates accompanied by wine and bread. The ladies will discuss each cheese’s and chocolate’s characteristics. Dr. Sue’s Chocolate is a long-time exhibitor at the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival. $50/per person, limited seating.

The Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226. 
Reservations required by calling 800.798.2954

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR TRUFFLES AND EAT THEM, TOO

Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival, Oct. 26 & 27

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Make sure to get your tickets now for Dallas’ most delicious event, the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival, Oct. 26 & 27, at the Addison Conference Centre. Presented by DallasChocolate.org, the main event on Saturday allows attendees to enjoy fine chocolates from many local and delicious purveyors as well the unique opportunity to be educated on all things chocolate. In addition to the great chocolate, the event offers specialty classes, discussions, and activities led by some of the chocolate industry’s most reputable experts. For those attendees looking to get hands-on with chocolate, register for Sunday’s “Bean-to-Bar Chocolate-Making” class led by Scott Moore, Jr. of Tejas Chocolate and Alice Nystrom of Dandelion Chocolate.

Addison Conference Centre, 4070 Addison Circle Dr., Addison, TX 75001

Purchase tickets now at www.dallaschocolate.org.

DO DALLAS BY CHOCOLATE

Oct. 25 – 27, various times

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Dallas by Chocolate Tours will be up to some scrumptious fun the weekend of October 25-27 with several tours perfectly paired for this spooky time of year. Both young and old are invited to enjoy any of these chocolate-themed tours, which host 20-24 guests and include private bus transportation. Several of the local chocolatiers included in these tours will also be present at the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival.

“Cheers to the Weekend” Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tour – Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Guests will start with a wine tasting at a fine winery (with cheese, chocolate, and fruit pairings) and then board a private bus to visit three additional chocolate venues for some indulgent desserts. These include Rush Patisserie (home of decadent French pastries); Dude, Sweet Chocolate; and CocoAndré Chocolatier.  Price is $50 per person plus tax.

“Chocolate and Wine Soiree” Tour – Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30-8:45 p.m.

Saturday evening after the Chocolate Conference & Festival, guests are tempted with chocolate, wine and cheese pairings at a wine tasting, and then whisked by private bus to three more chocolate venues.  $50 per person plus tax.

“Chocolate on Chocolate” Tour – Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:30-2:30 p.m.

Beginning with chocolate croissants and mimosas and continuing with tastes of elegant chocolates, eclectic chocolates, and so much more, it’s a dark, milk, or white chocolate lover’s dream come true.  $37 per person plus tax.

Visit http://www.dallasbychocolate.com for all the details or contact Jeanine Stevens at 972.814.5997 or tardam@aol.com.

EAT, STAY, LOVE CHOCOLATE AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL DALLAS

Hotel InterContinental

The official sponsor hotel for the Ultimate Weekend in Chocolate, the InterContinental Dallas is the place to stay for chocoholics. Less than five minutes from the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival location at the Addison Conference Centre, this luxury hotel is also centrally located to several of the other chocolate events and the nationally recognized dining scene in Addison. Several hotel options are available, so contact the hotel to reserve your Dallas Chocolate Weekend Package today.

Make reservations by calling 972.386.6000 or at www.icdallas.com.

Stay on top of all things Dallas + Chocolate at http://www.dallaschocolate.org.

 

 

DallasChocolate.org 2013 Scholarship Awarded Second Time to Emily Huynh

EmilyEach year DallasChocolate.org awards a scholarship to a Collin College pastry arts student with academic merit and who shows an interest in chocolate. For a second year in a row, Emily Huynh was selected to receive the scholarship at a special awards ceremony hosted by the Collin College Foundation last night in Frisco. Huynh, who also received the scholarship last year, will be provided another year’s tuition to continue her dream of attending culinary school.

In addition to her studies, Emily also volunteers with at the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival and looks forward to his year’s event. She is also looking for an internship with a local chocolatier, so we’d love to help match her with one of Dallas’ great chocolatiers (hint, hint!)

The scholarship was made possible by funds raised during last year’s Chocolate Conference & Festival.

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