Kim

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Kim

87 have dabbled | 11 reviews
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5.0 | 11 reviews
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Kim Hack

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.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

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.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Abigail W.
    Reviewed on 02/17/20

    This was such a fun class! The chocolate was incredible and learning more about the history of chocolate and romance was just as sweet. I enjoyed the small setting and my partner enjoyed eating all the chocolate.

    This was such a fun class! The chocolate was incredible and learning more about the history of chocolate and romance was just as sweet. I enjoyed the small setting and my partner enjoyed eating all the chocolate.

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    Silvie K.
    Reviewed on 11/17/19

    Amazing and very informative class. I loved it! And the chocolates were amazing!!!!

    Amazing and very informative class. I loved it! And the chocolates were amazing!!!!

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    Daniel G.
    Reviewed on 02/23/19

    We had such a great time. Learned a lot more than we thought we would and the chocolate was super tasty too.

    We had such a great time. Learned a lot more than we thought we would and the chocolate was super tasty too.

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    Jaime N.
    Reviewed on 09/30/18

    This class was so fun, informative, and yummy! Kim was extremely knowledgable and about chocolate, and the tastings that we got were delicious. The store also has a great vibe with a great selection of high quality chocolates!

    This class was so fun, informative, and yummy! Kim was extremely knowledgable and about chocolate, and the tastings that we got were delicious. The store also has a great vibe with a great selection of high quality chocolates!

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    Stephanie S.
    Reviewed on 03/28/17

    Had a great time at this event. Learned a lot about the history of chocolate and new brands that I hadn't hear of before. Host was very knowledgeable on all things chocolate. Venue is adorable as well!

    Had a great time at this event. Learned a lot about the history of chocolate and new brands that I hadn't hear of before. Host was very knowledgeable on all things chocolate. Venue is adorable as well!

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    Stephanie P.
    Reviewed on 03/21/17

    I loved all the chocolate history that I learned in this class. The savory chocolates were right up my alley but a sweet lover would also be right at home. I'd never been to Cocoa + Co before but I'll definitely be returning for a coffee and a treat.

    I loved all the chocolate history that I learned in this class. The savory chocolates were right up my alley but a sweet lover would also be right at home. I'd never been to Cocoa + Co before but I'll definitely be returning for a coffee and a treat.

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    Julie M.
    Reviewed on 03/20/17

    I work across the street from Cocoa + Co., and I've only ever stopped in there for coffee, but I am so glad I took an hour out of my weekend to not only get an awesome chocolate education, but to learn more about an awesome business in my "work neighborhood". Kim really knows her stuff, and is clearly very passionate about chocolate, and the products she carries in her store. I never thought of chocolate as a savory treat before, but now I don't know if I can go back to the sweet side after trying such awesome spiced and savory chocolates.

    I work across the street from Cocoa + Co., and I've only ever stopped in there for coffee, but I am so glad I took an hour out of my weekend to not only get an awesome chocolate education, but to learn more about an awesome business in my "work neighborhood". Kim really knows her stuff, and is clearly very passionate about chocolate, and the products she carries in her store. I never thought of chocolate as a savory treat before, but now I don't know if I can go back to the sweet side after trying such awesome spiced and savory chocolates.

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    Melanie J.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    Cocoa and co is such a cute shop! The owner leads a fun tasting and gave really interesting backgrounds on the chocolates! She knows what she is talking about! Everything was delicious!

    Cocoa and co is such a cute shop! The owner leads a fun tasting and gave really interesting backgrounds on the chocolates! She knows what she is talking about! Everything was delicious!

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    Caitlin P.
    Reviewed on 05/09/16

    Kim was an excellent teacher and you can clearly see how passionate she is about the overall industry. She reallys knows her stuff!

    Kim was an excellent teacher and you can clearly see how passionate she is about the overall industry. She reallys knows her stuff!

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    Christine S.
    Reviewed on 02/18/16

    The Romance of Chocolate tasting/class was a great activity for Valentine's day! Kim was incredibly knowledgable and I learned a lot about where chocolate comes from and where it is made. The chocolate was delicious and it was cool to see her selection from all around the world. I'd love to do another class there - and bring home more chocolate!

    The Romance of Chocolate tasting/class was a great activity for Valentine's day! Kim was incredibly knowledgable and I learned a lot about where chocolate comes from and where it is made. The chocolate was delicious and it was cool to see her selection from all around the world. I'd love to do another class there - and bring home more chocolate!

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    Sheila L.
    Reviewed on 01/17/16

    Informative and delicious. Learned about the history of cocoa while sipping on the finest hot coco and sampling chocolate from around the world. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

    Informative and delicious. Learned about the history of cocoa while sipping on the finest hot coco and sampling chocolate from around the world. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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