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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 Confectiatory

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


PolyScience and SubZero/Wolf present the Confectiatory, where mad scientists will manipulate chocolate and sugar to do things you never thought possible.  Taste how new technology like the Reverse Griddle can change familiar confections into space age concoctions.


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

Alliance Bakery • Peter Rios
Situated in the picturesque Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago, Alliance Bakery features fine European pastries and desserts, custom-designed cakes to suit any occasion, and a full espresso bar. Come visit us and enjoy our free wifi room and outdoor café.


In December 1997 Donald J. Madia, Eduard Seitan, Rick Diarmit and Paul Kahan opened Blackbird, one of Chicago’s most respected modern fine-dining establishments. Executive Chef Paul Kahan brings a respect for local ingredients with the innovations of the modern culinary world to create a cuisine that has been described as “quietly revolutionary.” The James Beard Award-winning design, by Thomas Schlesser, incorporates sharp, minimal design elements with expanses of white space and soft gray mohair.

Jo Snow Syrups

Jo Snow is all about fun! People can be way too serious. We are serious… about bringing you a quality syrup, but we are having fun on the way. Our syrups are made from all natural ingredients. We start with organic evaporated cane juice and add spices, fresh herbs and all natural extracts to bring you seriously tasty flavors like Café de Olla, known as "Coffee de Oh Yeah" by its addicted followers.

Lillycakes & Desserts

Not only are Lillycakes cute but they are the perfect little bite for your guests. Children love them and men can't wait to get their hands on them. Let us help you design the perfect dessert for your next gathering.


Labriola Baking Company is Chicagoland’s premier artisan baking company servicing many of the area’s top restaurants and grocery stores.

Eating authentic artisan bread can be a lusty delight. Tear it open, feel the crackle of the crust and resistance of the interior. It will have a large open crumb, and an aroma that only hints at what lies within. The taste is at once earthy and immensely flavorful. It looks and tastes honest.
Like the artisan bread from Labriola Baking Company.

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar
At Parkers’ call it gourmet comfort, we dish up sumptuous cuisine and serve it in an atmosphere that is free of pretension and loaded with ease. Dine with us for lunch or dinner and you’ll find the west side’s most compelling selection of globally inspired cuisine prepared with ingredients derived from fresh American sources.

Zagat Rated and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, Parkers’ is a full service, restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner, and private functions.


For almost five decades, PolyScience has responded to the needs of laboratory, chemical, medical, industrial, plastics and culinary markets with unparalleled innovation, passion, and user-focus. Our dedication to quality, ease of operation, and reliability has helped us become a global company that spans six continents.
Our Refrigerated Circulators, Heated Circulators, Chillers, Recirculating Coolers, Water Baths and special-purpose products are designed to simplify tasks, take less space, integrate more seamlessly, and perhaps most important, make your work productive and enjoyable.

Sub-Zero and Wolf

What do you want your kitchen to be? Sub-Zero refrigerators, freezers and wine storage units are the definitive kitchen components. Made by hand. Tested to the nth degree. With innovative dual refrigeration.
Built to the same exacting standards, Wolf cooking instruments help give the fullest expression to your love of good food and the pleasure of preparing it. Wolf fuels your passion for cooking.

Sweet Whimsy

You are sure to be charmed by our French inspired pastry shoppe in historic Long Grove! Our pastries are created with the highest quality ingredients and made with precise expertise and passion.