Dessert Professional Magazine Announces Their 7th Annual Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America

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Dessert Professional Magazine, the nation's leading food service publication for the chocolate, pastry, cake, artisan bread and frozen desserts industries, is proud to announce their 2015 Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America.

Editors Tish Boyle and Matthew Stevens selected the honorees based on their talent, creativity, contributions to the industry, and dedication to creating high-quality confections.

"Chocolate is one of the world's most popular ingredients," explains Tish Boyle, "and we are proud to honor these ten exceptional chocolatiers who create amazing chocolates every day."

This year's Top Ten Chocolatiers are featured in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Dessert Professional Magazine. The editorial is presented by Cacao Barry.

Selected from across North America, this year’s Top Ten Chocolatiers are:

  • Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier, San Diego, CA
  • Anette Righi DeFendi, Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, Kohler, WI
  • Elaine Hsieh and Catherine Sweeney, EHChocolatier, Boston, MA
  • Oliver Kita, Oliver Kita Chocolates, Rhinebeck, NY
  • Slawomir Korczak, Polska European Bakery and Chocolat, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Daniel Sklaar, Fine & Raw, Brooklyn, NY
  • Santosh Tiptur, Co Co Sala, Washington, D.C.    
  • Christophe Toury, Voila Chocolat, New York, NY
  • Adam Turoni, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Savannah, GA
  • Susanna Yoon, Stick with Me, New York, NY

This year’s Hall of Fame Honoree is Norman Love, Founder of Norman Love Confections in Ft. Myers, FL.

Dessert Professional Magazine publisher Jeffrey Dryfoos is proud to honor this year's Top Ten Chocolatiers and Hall of Fame inductee Norman Love. "Norman has been tremendously influential in the establishment and development of the fine confection industry in North America. He is an innovator, a leader, and a mentor. We are thrilled to honor him as the inaugural inductee into our Chocolatier Hall of Fame.”

The first-ever Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America industry and media event will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. The event is presented by Cacao Barry and Kerekes.

"In the last two decades, the epicenter of the chocolate world has shifted from Europe toward North America," notes Matthew Stevens. "We are excited to launch our Top Ten Chocolatiers event as an annual celebration of this vibrant and growing segment in our dessert world.”

Join the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America event live @dessertpromag on Twitter, and be a part of the conversation with #toptenchocolatiers2015. The event is presented by Cacao Barry and Kerekes.

DessertWorld Media LLC is a New York City based publishing, event, and marketing company serving the growing North American dessert industry. DWM is publisher of the industry-leading print and digital publication Dessert Professional Magazine, web publisher of the award-winning, social media purveyor of the Dessert Professional Connect Network, and organizer of annual events including the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America, Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America, and The Cake Pro Show.

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