Cacao Catharsis: Spreading Joy Through Chocolate

Presented by Ramona Thomas,
Chief Sweets Officer, My Chocolate Soul

“I love candy. Always have. Now, I get to make chocolate that other people love” says Chocolatier Ramona Thomas of My Chocolate Soul. Join us as Chef Ramona shares her journey from mathematics and education to chocolate and why starting and running an all-natural sweets business is so important to her and to the dessert industry. Continue reading

Courting Le Cordon Bleu Love, Laughter and Tears in Paris at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School

Presented by
Kathleen Flinn
Author, “The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry”
(Soon to be a movie!)

Come join us to learn about the history of the venerated Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and about one student’s personal history at this Paris culinary icon. Kathleen Flinn was a 36-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladder–until her boss eliminated her job. Instead of sulking, she took the opportunity to check out of the rat race–cashing in her savings, moving to Paris, and landing a spot at THE cooking school of cooking schools. Continue reading