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Chocolatier for a Day

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Chiknegg Incubator Kitchen

2753 Dogtown Road

Goochland, VA 23063

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In this 2-hour hands-on class, learn about chocolate and how to make popular holiday chocolate treats. Taught by a professional chocolatier.

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In this 2-hour hands-on class, learn about chocolate and how to make popular holiday chocolate treats. Taught by Mary Kennedy, a professional chocolatier and founder of Clean Conscience Chocolates. All materials and equipment will be provided and you get to take home your own creations and the instructions to make more of your favorites at at home...

Truffles: Learn how to make ganache, roll a variety of truffles, and take 12 of them home.

Walnut Fudge: Learn Mary’s recipe used in her retail store and cut your own squares to bring home.

Chocolate Dipping & Walking S’mores: Learn the art of dipping chocolate and make your own chocolate dipped treats like oreos, graham crackers, caramels, and Walking S’mores.

Chocolate Bark: Learn how to temper chocolate and make your own customized bark with a variety of toppings.

About the Instructor:

Mary Kennedy – Founder, Clean Conscience Chocolates

In 2006, I walked away from a corporate career to pursue my passion for cooking and love of food. With the support of my family and a teenage son - who thought I was crazy - I started my own business and became a personal chef. My focus was to prepare meals for busy families using quality and locally sourced ingredients. My goal was to teach families how to eat healthy without relying on frozen meals and fast-food. I started leaving behind a special homemade chocolate treat as a dessert, and within a few weeks, my customers were asking how they could buy them to give as gifts. Before I knew it, I became a certified Professional Chocolatier and was deep into my own line of chocolate and re-creating my favorite treats from childhood.

Fast Forward a few years and my story takes a new twist. I developed digestive issues in my mid 30s which severely impacted my overall health and well-being. The traditional approach led me down the road of way too many doctors, 3 surgeries, and a list of prescription drugs. Fed up with the traditional way, I took my health into my own hands - dumped the prescriptions, did a lot of research, and started eliminating processed foods, sometimes entire food groups, and focused solely on clean and natural ingredients. Little by little I began to feel better again. I didn’t know it at the time but I was basically going Paleo before there really was such a thing. Food became my medicine as I healed myself with a healthy diet. That was the genesis of Clean Conscience Chocolates. In 2017, I closed my retail store to focus on my own line of healthy chocolate. I want to change how people view and eat chocolate and our mission is to convince people that Chocolate is FOOD - - - not candy! All of our products are super clean, uniquely delicious as you would expect from our high quality ingredients, not overly sweet, and actually healthful for you.

Training / Certification /Awards:

● Two-time winner of the Diamond Award from the State of Virginia - once for ‘Best New Product’ and then for ‘Best Overall Food Product’ in Virginia.

● Professional Chocolatier Certification from Ecole Chocolat School for Chocolate Arts

● Chocolate Artisan and Confectionary Production courses from the Callebaut Chocolate Academy

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2753 Dogtown Road

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