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