Chocolate 101 with Lawren Askinosie

Chocolate 101 with Lawren Askinosie

We at Chocolaterie Tessa are thrilled to have the opportunity to chat chocolate with Lawren Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate, one of America's leading craft chocolate makers. Pioneering the "Direct Trade" model, Askinosie has become known for their sustainable business model which profit shares with its cocoa farmers and employees. Join us as Lawren takes us through Chocolate 101 and we taste four of Askinosie's bar chocolates paired with Chocolaterie Tessa's bon bons made with those same bars. We'll be talking all about how chocolate is made and also about the Askinosies' new book, Meaningful Work. If you ever wanted to know more about the chocolate that you eat, this is the class for you! ***In addition to the chocolate tasting, each attendee will take home a copy of Lawren and Shawn's book!*** More on Meaningful Work: Meaningful Work: A Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul by Shawn Askinosie with Lawren Askinosie (Penguin Random House) is a guidebook for leaders seeking to create fulfilling work and transformative change in their career and community. It's a little bit about chocolate, a little bit about the secrets of Askinosie Chocolate's celebrated business model, and a lot about doing work with heart and creating a business with a soul. Through stories and how to's, Shawn Askinosie and Lawren Askinosie, the father/daughter duo behind Askinosie Chocolate, share how to find your personal vocation, apply it to your workgroup or organization, and watch your business—and the people in it—flourish. We all want to make something valuable, contribute to something bigger than ourselves, and live out our passion. Meaningful Work teaches us how. Recent Praise for Meaningful Work: “This is a groundbreaking book, a book that will change the way you see the world. It’s about far more than chocolate. Shawn and Lawren have shared the wisdom of the ages, a book about faith, fairness and love. A must read.” —Seth Godin, author of Linchpin About Askinosie Chocolate: Askinosie Chocolate is an award winning, bean to bar chocolate manufacturer known for helping found the American craft chocolate movement and pioneering direct trade in the chocolate industry. The first American craft chocolate maker to work directly with cocoa farmers on multiple continents, Shawn Askinosie, Founder & CEO, travels yearly to Ecuador, Tanzania, and the Philippines to work alongside the company's cocoa farmer partners, open books, and share profits. In 10 years, Askinosie Chocolate has garnered dozens of awards, been featured in publications from Bon Appetit to The New York Times, and was recently named "One of the 25 Best Small Companies In America" by Forbes. Their single origin chocolate bars can be found in specialty shops and high-end grocery stores across the globe.

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