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David Senk
  • San Ramon, CA
  • United States
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Texture Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Senk Mar 18. 6 Replies

Following is a recent post from our "Shared Journey" discussion in the Start-up Central Group:Still struggling with the texture of our chocolate. It's better since we started using the micrometer to…Continue

 

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David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Wow - where'd the time go? It's been a while (too long) since we last posted. It hasn't been for a lack of interesting things to share -- just a lack of time to do so. All of our permits are now in place -- last week we received our…"
Monday
Jack Meyer liked David Senk's discussion Shared Journey
Jul 3
David Senk replied to Lisa R's discussion wholesale cacao beans/nibs in the group Startup Central
"Would you be able to source more of these beans and in larger quantities in the future if the looked good?"
Jun 21
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Thanks, Gap -- it's been a long road. We're not across the finish line yet, but we're really thrilled to have the regulatory hurdles behind us. Now on to the fun part! "
Jun 18
Gap replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Congratulations David"
Jun 18
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"We're very happy to report that as of today we are fully permitted and street legal! We still have a couple more months before we sell our first bars -- we were holding off on ordering our packaging and molds until we knew for sure we would get…"
Jun 18
David Senk replied to Erik Landis's discussion New to The Chocolate Life in the group Startup Central
"Welcome, Erik, and congratulations! Don't be shy with your questions -- this is a great forum with a lot of very helpful, knowledgeable and generous people. All the best to you with your chocolate making! "
Jun 17
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Will this be our lucky week?? We're down one single item -- finding a solution for the water heater (2.5 gallons!) over-pressure relief pluming that will meet with the inspectors approval. Our contractor has a meeting scheduled for Monday…"
Jun 14
Thomas Forbes replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"I have heard very good things about Alan."
Jun 3
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Absolutely spent, in the best way possible, I poured myself off the plane in San Jose at about 1:30am last night (I guess that's technically this morning, not 'last night', right?) -- just back from what I believe was, and will…"
Jun 3
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Realistically, probably still a couple of months from now -- we need to get our molds and packaging, and we're holding off on launching those orders until we get our final permit. We had our building inspection late this afternoon and have a…"
May 24
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Thank you for the well wishes...just one more inspection (and hopefully not too many corrective actions) to go. We're getting close to the end of the beginning... LOL - we will take orders via carrier pigeon if needed! Yes, we'll happily…"
May 22
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Passed the fire inspection, and scheduled the building inspection...hoping to be officially in the chocolate business next week!"
May 22
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
""Opening our doors" for us is going to mean being fully permitted to sell. Our plan is targeted and limited wholesale in the beginning,  with internet sales sometime thereafter. We're going to keep the growth slow and manageable,…"
May 22
Gap replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Great news David. When you say "opening your doors", does that mean start retailing to the public or does that mean start producing chocolate which you can sell to the public? "
May 22
David Senk replied to David Senk's discussion Shared Journey in the group Startup Central
"Today was a big milestone day for us -- we passed our health department inspection! Tomorrow is our fire inspection, and provided that we pass that one, we can request the building inspection. Very excited to have moved one step closer to opening…"
May 21

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Truffle making class at Xocolate in Berkeley.
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark with Chinese five spice

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At 8:14pm on November 12, 2013, Dennis Kearney said…

Hello David-yes, the cutter is still available.  Let me know if you have questions.

Cheers-

Dennis

At 9:21pm on August 17, 2013, Howard & Hanna Frederick said…

Hi David:  Which part of California?  We used too live there (Palm Springs, LA, and SF).  We're now in Australia.  I have a hard time getting the Samoan beans that I want.  What vintage and variety of bean do you have?  We're thinking of striking up a relationship with Ecuadorian cocoa producers.  What do you think?  On another topic, are you familiar with cropster.org  They have some amazing software for cocoa production.  Regards, Howard www.mamorchocolates.com

 
 
 

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