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SEATTLE LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

Sunday July 13th 2008

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS


PANELISTS OR
SPEAKER


BIOS


SALON
ROLE



Rob Valencia
Chocolate Maker and Chef




Robert Valencia has spent his culinary years devoted to artisan chocolate making across the country, from his native Texas to San Francisco to the East Coast. Robert’s work has been featured in Art Culinaire, Time Out NY, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and most recently, Chocolate French and Sweet New York. Rob also worked at Zero Degrees, now known as Myth Cafe.

Chocolate Television
Chocolate Demonstration /
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Jay Friedman
Seattlest
Seattle Sound




Jay Friedman is the restaurant reviewer for Seattle Sound magazine, and is a contributing food writer for Seattlest.com. He can often be found in his kitchen playing with a takoyaki grill pan, or one of his three woks or four waffle irons. He plans his business trips, vacations, and daily life around food - and especially loves organ meats, spicy food, and, of course, chocolate.

www.seattlest.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Maggie Dutton
Seattle Weekly
The Wine Offensive




Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Keren Brown
Frantic Foodie,
(formerly the Savvy Savorer)
Seattle PI





Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Eric Scigliano
Editor
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine




Bio Coming soon

www.seattlemet.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Michael Natkin
The Herbivoracious Blog




Michael Natkin is an up-and-coming chef. His mission is to bring a high level of culinary imagination and technique to vegetarian food. At his website, Herbivoracious.com, you can see his creations such as Edamame in an Edible Tofu Bowl, Buckwheat Blini with Asparagus Caviar, and Iraqi-Jewish Eggplant Sandwiches.

www.herbivoracious.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Matthew Amster-Burton
Seattle Magazine
Rootsandgrubs.com




Matthew Amster-Burton writes frequently for Gourmet.com, Culinate.com, Seattle Magazine, and the Seattle Times. He has been featured in the Best Food Writing anthology repeatedly. Fine him online at rootsandgrubs.com.

www.seattlemag.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Viv
Seattle Bon Vivant



Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Angela Shen
Savor Seattle Food Tours




As the founder and owner of Savor Seattle Food Tours, Angela Shen shares her passion for food with locals and visitors daily. She guides foodies behind-the-scenes to the best eats in town, as well as introducing them to the great people behind the food. Her tours have been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine and are ranked the #1 Attraction in Seattle by TripAdvisor.

www.savorseattletours.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Molly Wizenberg
Orangette
Bon Appetit




Molly Wizenberg writes the monthly column "Cooking Life" in Bon Appetit magazine, and her first book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, will be published in early 2009. She is also the voice behind the award-winning blog Orangette.

orangette.blogspot.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Traca Savadogo
Seattle Examiner
Seattle Tall Poppy




Bio Coming soon

seattletallpoppy.blogspot.com/

www.examiner.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Carol Dearth
Sizzleworks Cooking School
and Culinary Videos




Carol is principal chef and owner of Sizzleworks in Bellevue, as well as co-host of KCTS-9 Cooks, the only LIVE television cooking show in the US, produced by our Seattle PBS affiliate. Having trained in both Cuisine and Pastry, Chef Carol has teaches home cooks how to take their cooking to the next level, in classes at Sizzleworks, with her new line of culinary videos or her award-winning cookbook.

www.thesizzleworks.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Julien Perry
"Go Eat!" - KOMO Radio




As the host of 'Go Eat!,' Julien has been introducing KOMO 1000 NEWS listeners to local chefs and restaurateurs for the past four years in hopes of sparking their interest in Northwest dining. She also hosts "Friday Night Bites" - a weekly live chat in which she gets to talk about a new restaurant or an old favorite she recently visited.

komonews.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Ritzy Ryciak
Conscious Choice Magazine




Bio Coming soon

seattle.consciouschoice.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Dana Cree
TastingMenu.com
Pastry Chef, Veil Restaurant




Bio Coming soon

TastingMenu.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Brenda Pederson
CulinaryFool.com




Bio Coming soon

www.culinaryfool.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Loretto Hulse
Tri-City Herald




Bio Coming soon

www.tricityherald.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Katelyn Hackett
Seattlest




Bio Coming soon

www.seattlest.com
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Luci Masredjian
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles




Bio Coming soon

Seattle Homes & Lifestyles
Salon Awards Tasting Panel


A.K. Crump
TasteTV and ChocolateTelevision




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

www.TasteTV.com

Listen to A.K. Crump SF International Chocolate Salon Interview on KGO Radio - Dining Around with Gene Burns


Salon Tasting Panel /
Book Author Signing


SPEAKER and PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

subject to change

Time Presentations and Demos

Presenter



Sun
11:45am

Chocolate Demonstration TBA
Sun
12:30pm

Chocolate Demonstration
Carol Dearth
Sizzleworks Cooking School
and Culinary Videos

Sun
1:15pm

Chocolate Television
"Meetup Mash"
Seattle Area Chocolate Meetup
and other Meetup Members
Sun
1:45pm
Chocolate Demonstration
and BookSigning

Chef Rob Valencia
New York-based chocolatier
Contributor to book, "Chocolate French"

Sun
2:30pm

Chocolate Demonstration Shane Tracey
Chocolatier / owner
Kekau Chocolatier

Sun
3:15pm

Author's Talk and BookSigning
The Chocolate Guide
Chocolate French
A.K. Crump
TasteTV
Chocolate Television

Sun
3:30pm

Chocolate Demonstration TBA
Sun
4:15pm

Chocolate Demonstration TBA
Sun
4:45pm
Chocolate Salon Awards Announcement A.K. Crump
TasteTV
Chocolate Television


All Day Sunday


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