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Women and Chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ilana Jun 29, 2009. 9 Replies

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David Roach replied to Christine Doerr's discussion Wanted- 50 Lb Savage Brothers Temperer in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Christine, Please give me a call when you get a chance, I may be able to provide some options for you with the melter that you are looking for.  David Roach 928-846-7726"
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Wanted- 50 Lb Savage Brothers Temperer

Seeking a gentle used 50# Savage Brothers Tempering machine.Please email me at More
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Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted

This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members. B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
Aug 25
Skeet replied to Christine Doerr's discussion Revolution (Rev) 3Z Chocolate Tempering Machine Temperer
"Is this forum still public.  I can't find it on your site. Thanks, Skeet"
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International Chocolate Awards

The International Chocolate Awards  highlights excellence in fine chocolate to consumers by awarding prizes for plain/origin bars, flavoured bars, filled chocolates (bonbons, pralines, ganaches) and spreads in national and regional rounds, culminating in our yearly World Final.Competitions are held in an expanding range of countries and World regions, including Scandinavia, Italy, European Semi-final, Canada, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and in the USA for the Americas.The Awards are overseen by…See More
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"Have a friend who has a candy business in Burlingame, CA looking for candy-making help. Contact Irene Preston at"
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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Eating Cocolat's house truffles one after the other...
My favorite chocolate is:
Neo Cocoa! How boring is that??

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Tour of the Straus Family Creamery

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 4:47pm 4 Comments

In November we were invited to take a tour of my favorite creamery, Straus Family Creamery near Pedaluma. Although we didn’t get to see any actual cows, the pasture was too wet, we did get to observe a family-run business and try some of their tasty experimental ice cream flavors!

I was particularly excited as I have been using Straus cream in my truffles since I started my business. It really does make a difference in the taste and texture of the ganache. Most people I talk with… Continue

Women and Chocolate: A Natural Combination

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate on a panel of local women chocolate experts at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. The subject - Women and Chocolate: A Natural Combination

How did that happen? Melena, owner of The Xocolate Bar in Berkeley asked me how I felt about public speaking. I suspiciously answered that I was better at demonstrating something like truffle making rather than being perched behind a podium. When she explained the panel-style of the… Continue

A Rare Tour at 10 Guittard Road

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am 4 Comments

I must share with you one of the most incredible tours of anything I've ever been on, a rare tour through the Guittard Chocolate factory in Burlingame!

Mark Hodgson, Pastry Chef Instructor at City College of San Francisco has been working with me on product development for the last few months. He works with someone who is friends with Gary Guittard. It's always who you know and that allowed Mark 25 spaces for a tour of the factory.… Continue

Votes are in...

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:06pm 2 Comments

Awards for the 2009 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon came out on Thursday. Neo Cocoa did quite well taking First Place in the BEST TRUFFLE category!


First Place


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Second Place - shared


Second Place - shared


Second Place - shared


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At 6:46pm on August 28, 2009, Eric Cayton said…
LOL...yes so I've heard.....they did that to Jacque Torres, and I think he basically told them to "kiss" off! (good for him....I love Jacque, he always seems so happy!)
At 2:12pm on August 28, 2009, Eric Cayton said…
Well Christine, it is very apparent in your photos, that you must care deeply about your work.....I'm very impressed, and I especially enjoy the very upscale and artisanal presentation you is actually quite similar to the type of presentation I wish to make with my products! (don't worry.....I'll try not to be a copy-cat...LOL)

Well....being from Hershey (5th generation actually)......I think my company will fit right into the community here, BUT, there is always that thought in the back of my mind, that we hope Hershey (the company) doesn't interfere, IF we are successful! (were brand new)

Thankyou for writing me, it's always nice to hear from other Artisan Chocolatiers! ~Eric
At 1:18pm on August 28, 2009, Eric Cayton said…
Hi Christine, I was just admiring your work in your photos......VERY nice!

Eric ~ Derry Church Artisan Chocolates HERSHEY, PA!
At 7:31am on August 3, 2009, Deniz said…
Thank you very much Christine. The site is really very helpful.
At 9:02am on July 15, 2009, Deniz said…
Hi Christine,

Thank you for your warm welcome...

Your chocolates looks so yummy, I wish to taste them.

Congratulations for your new award.

I am thinking to open a shop that you have.
I had my own bakery shop for 8 years, then I moved to Australia.
I did some moulded chocolates.
This time I will open a chocolate shop in Australia.
That is going to be a small shop having production at the back.

I think about to make guitar cut chocolates, some moulded chocolates, coated almonds etc.

I need to buy a guitar, a tempering machine, an enrobing machine, a coating pan.

Could you please give me some advice about the best brands, machinery and equipment.

I am searching for a couple of weeks and I could not decide which I have to buy.

What kind of machinery you have in the kitchen?

I am open all your suggestion.

Many thanks in advance and sorry about my bad English :)
At 9:23am on April 3, 2009, Ilana said…
Yes JPW is amazing! But there are a few errors in Ganache 2 which he discovered during a course!! I also want the book and have not ordered it yet!! Your work is gorgeous.
At 8:57pm on March 31, 2009, Tina Tweedy said…
Thanks Christine! Such a small world :)
At 6:44pm on January 6, 2009, Langdon Stevenson said…
Nice photos Cocoa Gal :-) It looks like you have put a lot of effort into those shots.

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