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Chocolate Fountains

Hi all, Since I opened two weeks ago I have already gotten 5 requests for Chocolate Fountain rental pricing...Would love to hear from other…

Started by PHLChocolate

0 Oct 22, 2012

Writing a Business Plan for your Chocolate Venture

Travel with me as I struggle through the process of writing a business plan for my company, Nawtee's Chocolates. I am not a professional bu…

Started by Annette Jimison

10 Oct 22, 2012
Reply by Evelyn

Selmi Tempering Machine or Something Else

We are in the process of planning a startup bean to bar chocolate company. As such I've started looking into tempering and depositing optio…

Started by Ezekiel Holliday

2 Oct 19, 2012
Reply by Stefano

Display Case issues...

My case is 15 yr. old Federal. It was working OK(I have some noise issues) and today I am noticing my chocolate is a bit tacky. Not melted…

Started by PHLChocolate

4 Oct 19, 2012
Reply by Edward J

Getting ready for first batch

Starting out on a new venture after a successful experiment in the hotel I work as a chef, and lots of happy guests! I am moving towards se…

Started by Simon G

2 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Granite vs Marble question?

OK-So I admit I'm pretty much a NEWBIE!  I was looking at doing something different in our kitchen and most of the candy/chocolate recipes…

Started by Danelle Dehne

2 Oct 11, 2012
Reply by Danelle Dehne


Hi all, Sorry if I seem to be over posting...I am on day #3 in my kitchen and it is going fairly well with only a few speed bumps....which…

Started by PHLChocolate

5 Oct 3, 2012
Reply by Jeffrey

JKV or similar machine

Hi all, Today was my first day in my shop kitchen and everything went well with my JKV 60(purchased used and was a bit nervous) but I have…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Sep 27, 2012
Reply by Al Garnsworthy

Chocolate Shop POS System

Starting to look for POS options for our upcoming chocolate shop.  I really hate most POS systems, they are not very flexible and look like…

Started by Andy Ciordia

24 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by Michael

Packaging follow-up and a few random ?s

Hi all, About 1-2 weeks away from my store opening-very excited but down to the wire. Hoping to keep it together:) I have my preliminary H…

Started by PHLChocolate

1 Sep 14, 2012
Reply by Jayne Hoadley


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