Chocolate : The Taste of Place
Food & Drink
Just like wine, chocolate expresses distinctive flavors depending on origin and variety. But most of us don’t stop to consider where the beans for our chocolate are grown, or which strain of cacao they are.
Don’t worry, we’re not out to complicate one of life’s greatest pleasures. This is one case where a little knowledge can really enhance the experience. Come hone your palate as we taste our way across the globe!
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Cocoa + Co. is now the latest chapter in Kim's long and varied career.
She started out as an advertising creative before moving into brand management and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. After eight years in the wine industry, Kim began to focus on supporting sustainable agriculture through education and assistance to start-ups. She is a past chairman of the American Institute of Wine & Food here in Chicago, a mentor at 1871, and a founding member of SLoFIG, a network of angel investors working to improve the local food system.
Kim holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an AA in graphic art. She has received her sommelier certificate and is a frequent speaker on wine, chocolate and sustainable agriculture.