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For the Love of Chocolate Foundation awards scholarships to students in the full-time programs taught by The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, promoting commitment in pastry arts education for individuals looking to change careers, as well as individuals who have shown potential in the culinary field but have no formal pastry education.

2012 Chocolate Sutra

Saturday, February 25, 2012  •  Chicago, IL
Ticket Price: $200 (includes food & drink)

7:00pm - 11:00pm Black Tie Attire

Cocoa Venetian Carnival : Sweet as Sin : Cocoa Candy Land 
Confectiatory : Chocolate Spa : Chocolate Sutra
Entertainment : Photography : Event Sponsors : Special Thanks


In a big event like this, you may need a moment to take it all in.  Take a break from the dancing in the Cocoa Lounge, the best place in the Gala to relax, listen to some calming tunes, and get ready to return to the festivities.


The French Pastry School
The French Pastry School at the City Colleges of Chicago is a culinary institute dedicated solely to the art of pastry. The school was co-founded in 1995 by internationally acclaimed Master Chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sebastien Canonne, M.O.F., who teach the school's six-month L'Art de la Patisserie program along with a roster of award-winning Chef Instructors. Offering the finest pastry training in the United States, the school produces the best-prepared chefs entering the profession. The foundation of instruction is the European artist-apprentice teaching model, which employs constant exposure to master chefs, hands-on training and the use of the finest tools and ingredients. •312.726.2419

Astrology and Psychic Shop • Diana Cameron and Brandy Cameron
Diana Cameron is a veteran psychic with 45 years of experience in a myriad of fields. At her 15 year-old storefront in Chicago, Cameron offers tarot card, psychic, palm, aura, astrological chart, and even past life regression readings. Her family shares her gift and passed it on to her daughter, who first starting feeling her special talent at age five.

The family will be offering their supernatural services in the Cocoa Sutra and will be donating a share of their proceeds to the For the Love of Chocolate Foundation.

908 W Randolph Street - Chicago, IL • 312.738.0410

Chocolate for Your Body Chicago Spa

Located amongst the uniformed store fronts in the heart of the Chicago Arts District, Chocolate for your body Chicago Spa introduces a decedent collection of artisan services inspired by the conceptions on which this Chicago spa was founded on years prior.

Chocolate for Your Body Chicago Spa, under new direction, no longer features chocolate as a novelty to satisfy the indulgent, rather the innovative Chicago Spa, embraces chocolate as a powerful ingredient, prompted use by its proven ability to reveal the beauty and youthful glow that remains veiled by the elements.

European Imports LTD.

European Imports Ltd. (EIL) is a family-owned importer and distributor founded in 1978 by Beverly and Seymour Binstein.  The company began as a cheese importer supplying the Chicago market. In 1984, EIL started its foodservice division, supplying product to major hotel, white tablecloth restaurants, caterers and foodservice jobbers in the Chicago area. Nationally, the foodservice business is handled by each EIL warehouse (Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix & San Francisco) and through other distributors. EIL has emerged as a full-line specialty food distributor servicing retailers and foodservice accounts in the Midwest, Southeast, South, Southwest and Northern California regions.

Great American Cheese Collection

It is our mission to bring together excellent quality, delicious tasting, small production cheeses from around the USA. Through this single source it is our aim to make them more available to chefs in restaurants and food service and to the public via retail stores and farmers' markets.

Representing more than 65 family and co-op producers, The Great American Cheese Collection is the single largest source for America's specialty cheeses.
From the countrysides of Wisconsin, Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New York, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Louisiana, The Great American Cheese Collection has gathered an impressive array of over 300 Farmstead and Artisan cheeses.
These are the best that America has to offer and are rated by many chefs to be among the finest in the world. And, indeed, many of these cheeses are World Championship winners.

Julius Meinl

The Meinl story begins in 1862 when Julius Meinl I. opened his first grocery store, selling spices and green coffee in the center of Vienna. He created coffee blends and was the first to offer them freshly roasted for sale. Julius Meinl had found a new market and his innovation saved customers the challenge of roasting the green coffee beans on their kitchen stoves. Selling coffee roasted maintained a constant, reliable quality coffee blend. This innovation was accepted by the Viennese with enthusiasm and brought the young man great success. In 1891 Julius Meinl opened a modern roasting plant on the very site where the retreating Ottoman army had left the green coffee beans 200 years earlier. Since then 5 generations of the Meinl family have been supplying customers with the world's finest coffees. For 150 years Julius Meinl has been Central Europe's leading Coffee Company.

Trump International Hotel & Tower - Chicago

Let Trump be your guide on your next trip to Chicago. The Trump International Hotel & Tower® offers a multitude of Chicago hotel deals and vacation packages to suit the every whim and need of our guests. Our Chicago hotel deals and specials invite you to explore Chicago and enjoy the best the city has to offer, while enjoying the luxurious amenities and services of our hotel. Our vacation packages offer the ultimate hotel deals in Chicago.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Vosges Haut-Chocolat welcomes you to an experiential realm of storytelling through the medium of chocolate. By means of esteemed craftsmanship and conscious innovation, we inspire you to interact with the world in a different way.


Wisaal - an Arabic word meaning links, connections, or unities - reflects our attempt to fuse elements of the Arabic musical heritage with Klezmer, Indian, and American influences while respecting the spirit of these traditions. Classical Arabic pieces become frameworks within which traditional Arabic forms and rhythmic patterns blend with Western harmonic backgrounds and rhythmically charged pop and world-music grooves. Traditional Arabic instruments - oud, percussion, and bass - are joined by Klezmer-influenced clarinet, American folk mandolin, and Indian tabla. Contemporary fusion pieces and original compositions combine these various influences and allow for extended improvisations which showcase the different improvisatory traditions represented in Wisaal. Based in East Lansing, Michigan, Wisaal aims to increase awareness of these musical traditions and their cultures through performances and educational workshops.

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