Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chocolate Workshop - May 2014 in Las Vegas

I am co-organizing a chocolate workshop in Vegas for next May.  Its turning out to be a big deal.  If any of you are interested, check out the following:

We have some exciting developments for the May 17-18 2014 eGullet Chocolate & Confections Workshop in Las Vegas.

We have confirmed the use of Jean Marie Auboine's chocolate studio and the participation of Melissa Coppel, the 2013 Chocolatier of the Year!  These are two of the world's finest chocolatiers and both are very excited for us to use their space and participate with our group.

There will be a few changes this year since we're in Las Vegas, and we hope you'll appreciate the amazing opportunity we're being given which is necessitating some of these changes.

We anticipate the price for both days to be $160 per person if you register prior to 12/31/13.  After that time the price will increase to $250.  A $50 deposit is required to confirm your spot. We will have more details on this shortly. This deposit is non-refundable but will guarantee your spot.  This price includes use of the facility and a 3 hour demo by Jean Marie and chocolate and other supplies for use throughout the weekend.  Meals are not included in this price, but we're working on sponsorship for breakfasts and lunches.

We are also offering a master class for the first 10 people at an additional $130 on Friday afternoon.  This class will be taught by both Jean Marie and Melissa.  This class is intended for more advanced participants.  Registration for this class will require payment in full and is non-refundable.

All registrations will be opened to the general public (meaning non-eGullters and friends) on 1/1/14 to ensure that the workshop expenses will be met.

These are the most important items for now, but know that we're working on a super, value-packed weekend including:

•Printed recipes shared by the participants
•Plenty of giveaways
•Chocolate sampling panel so you can try as many chocolates and couvetures that we can get
•Friday night social
•Friday morning chocolate shop tour of Vegas
•The ever popular chocolate and confection sharing party!

Mark your calendars now.  Remember that we have hotel rooms blocked off. And watch for the next update for registration opening up.  
Here are the instructions for registering for the Workshop:
Go to chocolot/products-page/. At the bottom of that page are three options. The Master classDeposit for workshop and Pay in full for workshop. You need to be registered for the workshop in order to attend the Master class.
Please note that these moneys are non-refundable. We regret that, but the money will be forwarded to JMA for our deposit on the facilities. None of us are in a position to “loan” the fees.
If you choose the deposit option, the remainder needs to be paid by the end of the year, or the amount goes up. We will add that option once we have our numbers.
This is a bargain for any type of chocolate workshop. We are excited to be able to work with JMA and Melissa. Las Vegas is a fun destination and many of us plan to spend extra time. There are many excellent chocolatiers in Vegas that you will want to check out.
Please don’t put it off. There are only ten spots available in the Master class. 25 spots in the Workshop.
Once we get confirmation of registration, we will post them.