Nov. 15, 2011

 

 

Festival of Chocolate

Nov 19 & 20

Saturday & Sunday

Palm Beach Convention Center

                                                                                                   http://westpalm.festivalofchocolate.com/

 

 

You Don’t want to miss the Festival of Chocolate this weekend in Palm Beach.  Incredible Demos and Classes, Cake and Chocolate Sculpture Competitions, Vendor Showcase, Kid’s Activities, Wine & Chocolate Pairing Classes, Chocolate Museum, and Much More!

 

Come see Sidney

Owner of Simi Cakes & Confections  http://www.simicakes.com/

Saturday-Carving a 3 Foot Chocolate Fiat 500 10-4pm

Sunday-12:00-Demonstrating Blown Sugar and Ganache Cupcakes

Sunday-2:00-Making a Mold and Casting Chocolate Fondant Seashells


Amazing Free Demonstrations with Entry Ticket

Saturday November 19th, 2011

·                                 11:00 am – Chocolate Weave Basket Demo by Steven Rujak of Sweet and Savory Seasons (45 minutes)

·                                 12:00 pm – Chocolate Artistry with a Fall Theme by Master Chef Ewald Notter (45 minutes)

·                                 1:00 pm – Edible Photo Art for the Home Chef by Photofrost Artists Stephanie, Robert and Tricia (45 minutes)

·                                 2:00 pm – The History of the French Macaroon and Tasting Demo by Chef Arnaud Chavigny of Café Boulud (45 minutes)

·                                 3:00 pm – How to Make the Best and Easiest Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles for the Holidays by Chef Erika Davis of Simply Erika and Finalist of Bravo Television “Top Chef Just Desserts – Season 1” (45 minutes)

·                                 4:00 pm – From White to Dark – a Tasting of Percentages and Single Origin Chocolates by Nelson Carbonell of Callebaut Chocolate and Cacao Barry Companies. (45 Minutes)

Sunday November 20th, 2011

·                                 11:00 am – Tasting of a Mexican Chocolate Drink (using old world methods) and Taste, Touch and Smell – Cacao Pod and Beans by Bernie Schaked, Founder of Schakolad Chocolate Factory (45 minutes)

·                                 12:00 pm – Sugar Sculptures to decorate ganache filled cupcakes by Sidney Galpern from Simi Cakes & Confections (45 minutes)

·                                 1:00 pm – Making Kid-Friendly Puppy Chow – A Family Project by Chef Steven Rujak of Sweet and Savory Seasons (45 minutes)

·                                 2:00 pm – Chocolate Garnishes and Tasting of one of Café L’Europe famous signature dessert – Executive Pastry Chef Stephanie Steliga from Café L’Europe (45 minutes)

·                                 3:00 pm – How to Make the Best and Easiest Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles for the Holidays by Chef Erika Davis of Simply Erika and Finalist of Bravo Television “Top Chef Just Desserts – Season 1” (45 minutes)

 

Incredible Classes

Learn from the Chocolate Masters in a Small Class Interactive Setting.

About the Chocolate Classes:

You will rarely find these Masters teaching such intensive hands-on programs outside of their professional school or work environment.

If you want to hone your skills, are a budding Chocolatier, want to make better chocolate products at home or are interested in the fine art of chocolate, we recommend that you take advantage of these very special 1 hour classes.

Only 20 students per class. Class fee is $25 per student.
Class Participants must
 purchase a separate admission ticket into to The Festival of Chocolate.

 

Saturday, November 19, 2011:

11:00am-Chocolate Creations for Kid Chefs

You won’t go home hungry from this class! Instructor Dianne Morin helps today’s responsible kids make healthy eating choices while expand on their kitchen skills. Our Young Chefs will learn how to create a simply Healthy Energizer Chocolate Dip served with fresh fruit and a Yummy Ice cocoa drink (for Children 6-12) by Dianne Morin (Kid-Friendly Culinary Educator)

 

11:00am-Make Your Own Mini Chocolate Showpiece

Students will learn the techniques for making a show stopping chocolate showpiece to display home baked treats or to stand alone as a fabulous edible art piece. Instruction will be provided on tempering chocolate and preparing the chocolate pieces. Students will then assemble their own piece to take home by Chef Jennifer Ladisky (Award Winning Chef and Owner of Sugar Chef)

 

12:00pm-Create a Masterful Made from Scratch Chocolate Box

Students will create an edible chocolate box as a unique way to present chocolates or other baked goods. Techniques will be covered on how to spread, cut, and assemble pieces of chocolate to complete a chocolate box to take home by Chef Jennifer Ladisky (Award Winning Chef and Owner of Sugar Chef)

 

1:00-Unique Techniques and Finishes for Desserts

Master the use of cocoa butter colors in transfer sheets to create beautiful dessert accents and learn the secret techniques for making dessert cups using balloons by Chef Michael Angnardo (Department Chair of the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales)

 

2:00-Chocolate Flower Making Class

Discover the pastry art and design secrets of making a delicate edible Chocolate Flower to embellish cakes or plated desserts. Learn how the simplicity of the process creates the most complex and awe-inspiring results by Steven Rujak (2006 National Pastry Chef of the Year and Owner of Sweet and Savory Seasons)

 

3:00-How to DecorateaHoliday Wreath Using Chocolate

Learn the tricks to create a unique edible embellished holiday wreath perfect for home decorating or gift giving. Students will design chocolate characters and customize their confections with easy-to-use PhotoFrost edible icing sheet. Take home a completed project and then share your know-how with family and friends for a fun do-at-home experience by Stephanie Crawford (PhotoFrost Decorating Systems).

 

4:00-Creating the Perfect Chocolate Truffle

Learn the process to Properly Cook , Delicately Flavor and Artfully Decorate the Ultimate Truffle. Understand the different theories and approaches to creating a mini masterpiece by Steven Rujak (2006 National Pastry Chef of the Year and Owner of Sweet and Savory Seasons)

Sunday, November 20, 2011:

 

11:00-Chocolate Flower Making

Discover the pastry art and design secrets of making a delicate edible Chocolate Flower to embellish cakes or plated desserts. Learn how the simplicity of the process creates the most complex and awe-inspiring results by Steven Rujak (2006 National Pastry Chef of the Year and Owner of Sweet and Savory Seasons)

 

11:00-Healthy Chocolate Creations for Kid Chefs

You won’t go home hungry from this class! Instructor Dianne Morin helps today’s responsible kids make healthy eating choices while expand on their kitchen skills. Our Young Chefs will learn how to create a simply Healthy Energizer Chocolate Dip served with fresh fruit and a Yummy Ice cocoa drink (for children 6-12) by Dianne Morin (Kid-Friendly Culinary Educator)

 

12:00-Decorate Cupcakes with a Holiday Flair

Learn the art of decorating classic cupcakes and embellish them with unique designs for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years by Michele Pompei (Chef Instructor at Notter School of Pastry Arts)

 

1:00-Unique Techniques and Finishes for Desserts

Master the use of cocoa butter colors in transfer sheets to create beautiful dessert accents and learn the secret techniques for making dessert cups using balloons by Chef Michael Angnardo (Department Chair of the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales)

 

2:00-Creating and Decorating Edible Fondant Seashells       

Create Edible Chocolate Fondant Seashells from a Custom Made Silicone Mold and Learn how to Decorate the Shells to Make them Appear Real by Sidney Galpern (Owner of Simi Cakes and Confections)

 

3:00-Creating the Perfect Chocolate Truffle

Learn the process to Properly Cook , Delicately Flavor and Artfully Decorate the Ultimate Truffle. Understand the different theories and approaches to creating a mini masterpiece by Steven Rujak (2006 National Pastry Chef of the Year and Owner of Sweet and Savory Seasons)


Keep Life Sweet!

 

http://www.simicakes.com/

 

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