TasteTV is a food channel and food network with Food Video, Fashion Video, Recipe Video, Restaurant Video, Wine Video, Chocolate Video and an Online Community. 10TH ANNUAL

March 5, 2016



2016 SPEAKER & PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

subject to change

TIME COCOA-DEMONSTRATION STAGE  

PRESENTATIONS & DEMOS
PRESENTER
11:00

History and Culture of Chocolate and how to taste chocolate


Frank Price and Janet Rudolph
Dying for Chocolate



 
11:45

The History of Drinking Chocolate




Liam Blackmon
CACOCO



 
12:30

DIY chocolate tours of the San Francisco Bay Area


Nancy Martin & Ronnie Sampson
Chocolate by the Bay

Visit: Chocolate by the Bay






 
1:15

Chocolate + Love = A Delicious Life


Joey Garcia
Sacramento Food & Lifestyle Author






 
2:00

Artisan 101: Launching my Artisan Food Business from a Home Kitchen with the Cottage Food Law



Jen Cooper
Ben and Max Snacks
benandmaxsnacks.com
(Sacramento)




 
2:45

Pairing Chocolate and Wine
TBA



Kristen Wynn
Marich Confections
(Hollister)




 
3:15

Chocolate Demonstration
TBA



Michael Poole
Hot Chocolat
(Seattle)





 
4:00 Adventures of a Master Craft Chocolate Maker


Amano Chocolate, was recently ranked by the New York Times as the #1 Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Maker in the United States




Art Pollard
Amano Artisan Chocolate
(Utah)



     
4:45 TBA
TBA



 


 
5:00 Announcement of CHOCOLATE SALON People's Choice AWARDS Voting Results



 


 

2016 PANELISTS AND
PRESENTERS


BIOS



ROLE






Art Pollard
Award Winning Master Chocolatier
Amano Artisan Chocolate




Art Pollard is co-founder and chocolatier at the award winning company, Amano Artisan Chocolate.

www.Amanochocolate.com

  Speaker



Joey Garcia
Newspaper columnist, Author
“When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love"



Chocolate + Love = A Delicious Life

Joey Garcia’s passion for chocolate, and her understanding of its mystical connection to love, began in childhood under the tutelage of her Mayan grandmother. Now, as an advice columnist, media personality, and lifestyle management consultant, Joey offers insight about love and romance that is sweet, deep and calorie-free. Joey’s new book, “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love: Healing and finding love after an affair, heartbreak or divorce” is filled with delicious inspiration drawn from her 17 years as a newspaper columnist and her own dating experiences.
www.joeygarcia.com
  Speaker



Alexandria Christakos

Draegers Market

Draegers Market (Chocolate Department)   Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Jeff Burkhart
The Barfly
Celebrity Mixologist and Author
"Twenty Years Behind Bars"




Jeff is the author of, "Twenty Years Behind Bars", and writes a weekly Barfly column for the Marin Independent Journal, and a the wine calendar series titled “What Do You Know About Wine?” (now in it’s 5th year), which became a #3 national bestseller for Barnes and Noble. Barfly has graced the pages of newspapers from the San Jose Mercury News to the Tallahassee Democrat, been featured in magazines such as San Francisco Magazine, National Geographic Assignment and Here, and appeared on websites like About.com and MensDaily.com.

Jeff has also written over forty features (many on rock and rollers) for over a dozen different newspapers and magazines.
www.jeffburkhart.net


  Speaker



Benjamin Seto
Focus:Snap:Eat Food Blog

Ben Seto aka The Single Guy got his start in the food blogosphere when he started “Cooking With the Single Guy” in 2006. Five years later, he’s refocused his blogging experience to showcase his love of food photography, while still going out to eat, and eat, and eat. All for his blog fans. With Focus: Snap: Eat, Ben hopes to have his photos tell the story, with an assist now and then from his words. A resident of Oakland, Ben spotlights food he finds in his kitchen, around restaurants and shops in the San Francisco Bay Area, and from his culinary adventures when traveling.
http://focussnapeat.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel /
Speaker



Laurie Clarke
Sweet Celebrations

Laurie lives in Morgan Hill with her husband and her two very active kids. She has been decorating since 1997 and teaching since 2004. She enjoys, more than anything, the creative aspect of decorating - using household items as decorating tools and re-purposing hardware. Her specialty is creating edible art that can be mistaken for the real thing. Laurie's goal is to teach aspiring decorators everywhere that not everything is as difficult as it looks. A few things are, but it's as important to find the courage to try them as it is to succeed.
www.SweetCelebrations.us
  Speaker


Chef Mike Wisniewski


Bio Coming Soon   Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Emma Krasov
Russian-American Weekly
Art and Entertain Me


Emma Krasov is Art, Food and Wine reviewer, and Travel Writer/Editor, based in San Francisco, California. A professional journalist, Emma Krasov holds a position of Arts, Entertainment and Travel Editor with a Russian-American weekly newspaper, and regularly contributes to several print and online publications as Travel Columnist, Restaurant Reviewer, and Art Reviewer. Emma's blog, Art and Entertain Me, won an Award of Merit from North American Travel Journalists Association




Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Janet Rudolph and Frank Price
Dying for Chocolate Blog

Janet Rudolph blogs daily at DyingforChocolate.com with news, reviews and recipes for the Chocoholic. Her companies TeamBuilding Unlimited & Murder on the Menu have a whole range of Chocolate Teambuilding events and entertainment ranging from Chocolate Tastings to the Chocolate Challenge to Chocolate Scavenger Hunts, Chocolate Tours & Chocolate Themed Murder Mysteries.


dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/

Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Irvin Lin
Eat the Love

in Lin is an IACP-Award winning photographer, award winning baker, award winning graphic designer, storyteller, recipe developer, writer and average joe bon vivant.
http://www.eatthelove.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Amy Sherman

CookingwithAmy.com



Three months after it launched, Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the top five best food blogs, praising her writing as “smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and the world. In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes restaurant reviews for SF Station.
Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer. She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine. She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

CookingwithAmy.com

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Cindy Wong-Chen
Restaurateur: China Live SF

Co-Founder of China Live SF, co-owner of Shanghai 1930, and restaurants in both San Francisco and Shanghai.
www.chinalivesf.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Nancy Martin
Chocolate By The Bay

Chocolate by the Bay (or CBTB for short) was started in 2009 by 4 friends who share a common love of good chocolate. We focus on local artisan chocolate in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) for this blog with the aim of promoting quality chocolate and its makers. We also write about local artisan chocolatiers we discover in our travels, plus any chocolate news that catches our interest.
http://chocolatebythebay.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Andrea Nadel
Gourmet Walks

Andrea is the founder of Gourmet Walks, a tour company highlighting the best food and wine in San Francisco and Wine Country.
www.gourmetwalks.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Charly Kayle
96.5 KOIT

96.5 KOIT "Jack & Charly" Morning Show - San Francisco, CA
http://www.koit.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Pamela Elder
Culinary Forum

Pamela Elder has a B.S. in Food and Nutrition and is a member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society. An experienced educator and food publicist, Pam has a collection of over 500 food and wine books, many dating from earlier centuries. Pam Elder is a longtime member of the Culinary Historians of Northern California   Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Edie and David Ichioka
Bunrab.com

Foodies, food bloggers, filmakers, award winning animators, and great writers.
http://www.bunrab.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Anneli Rufus
Huffington Post, Oakland Magazine

Anneli Rufus is the award-winning author of several critically acclaimed books, including Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On. She is also an award-winning journalist who contributes regularly to Psychology Today, AlterNet, Oakland Magazine, the Huffington Post and TheDailyBeast.
http://oaklandmagazine.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Seema Patel
Check Please Bay Area

Bio Coming Soon
http://blogs.kqed.org/checkplease/2014/04/03/plaj-restaurant-reviews/
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Michelle Guiles
DessertProfessional.com

Bio Coming Soon
https://dessertprofessional.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Jin Kazama
DessertProfessional.com

Bio Coming Soon
https://dessertprofessional.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Henry Jou
DessertProfessional.com


Bio Coming Soon
https://dessertprofessional.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel



Kyle Lear
DessertProfessional.com

Bio Coming Soon
https://dessertprofessional.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Melanie Ogren
Vinogger




Bio Coming Soon
http://vinogger.com
  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Vicky Walker





Bio Coming Soon   Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Alan Miller





Bio Coming Soon   Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Jen Cooper
Ben and Max Snacks




Bio Coming Soon

benandmaxsnacks.com

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


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A.K. Crump
TasteTV and ChocolateTelevision





Founder of TasteTV, author of "French CHOCOLATE", "The Chocolate Guide," and "The Cafes of San Francisco"

www.TasteTV.com

www.ChocolateFRENCH.com




Book Author Signing




 

 

Fort Mason Conference Center
Herbst Pavilion
San Francisco, CA 94123

*All Tasting & Events
Included with Entry*
Adults: $20 Early Bird Advance
Adults: $30 Door

Children under 6: Free*
Children, 6 to 12: $10
*Applies to 2 children per adult. Each additional child under 6: $10







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