For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation depends on its generous sponsors and donors who make the finest pasty education possible for the future pastry chefs of Chicago and the nation.
Find out how to become a sponsor of For the Love of Chocolate Foundation, and help provide scholarships to aspiring students of the pastry arts.
Thank you to our past and ongoing sponsors of the foundation!
AV Chicago - Specializing in audio, video, lighting, staging, event services & equipment rental
Whether it's a meeting, conference, trade show, gala, social gathering or fundraiser, we're involved with more than 2,500 events each year. For more than 31 years, we've been helping clients make their vision a reality by matching the right equipment with the right expertise at the right price.
Our staff has over 300 years of combined experience to make your next event the most memorable.
We know our stuff..... and we have a lot of stuff!www.avchicago.com
Dr. Graphx is a graphic arts service business located in the heart of Chicago. We provide full-service large-format and specialty print production, design, and project management to some of the world’s most discriminating agencies, corporate clients, and retail customers. We are a one-stop shop for retail, corporate, non-profits and B2B companies.Dr. Graphx
For four generations, the "black wine " has been flowing through the Vigouroux family's veins. If the passing down of the wine making know-how is important in viticulture, the passion for Malbec is even more remarkable in heredity, guiding the family since 1887 on the historic Cahors vineyards and beyond, in search of terroir/grape variety symbiosis. Owners of approximately 150 hectares of vineyards in the Southwest France, the Vigouroux family are the specialists in France when it comes to producing Malbec wines. With focus on the black wine since 1887, their four wineries and Chateaux offer various styles of wines, from the plateau to the different terraces ... A know-how practiced for several generations and an expertise in the Malbec grape variety, historic chateaux, a high gross rate of their brands, a qualitative distribution, completed by an exceptional agritourism offer, Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux is open to the world, committed to maintaining his roots and regional values.www.g-vigouroux.fr
Sunstarr® Apparel is your dependable source for uniforms and apparel for a wide range of work environments. We stock a basic line of restaurant and kitchen uniforms including chef coats, chef pants, shirts and aprons that work well in front of the house or back. Our standard work uniforms include lab coats, coveralls, work jackets, pants, butcher coats and frocks that provide great coverage in tough work environments.
We also offer custom production services for apparel and other textile goods. Our 30 plus years of experience in the industry span a variety of products, from promotional apparel to soft goods for the medical industry. Take advantage of our centrally located Chicago manufacturing and distribution facilities. Contact us or send us an RFQ to find out what we can do for you.www.sunstarrapparel.com/
Founded in 2013, CH Distillery is Chicago’s only distillery making grain-to-bottle Vodka from Illinois-grown ingredients. CH is unique among other local distilleries in its concentration on Vodka as its flagship product. Celebrating the science of making spirits, CH takes its name from the fundamental compounds in alcohol, carbon and hydrogen, while paying tribute to the local community. In addition to Vodka, CH Distillery produces a wide range of spirits in from locally sourced ingredients. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar is also Chicago’s first combination distillery and cocktail bar, taking spirit-driven cocktails and paired cuisine to a new level in its sophisticated West Loop 48-seat lounge.chdistillery.com
Chicago Costume has been outfitting Chicago in brilliant costumes since 1976. We can fully customize any costume from a one-person performance to an entire corporate event. The business was founded by Mary Hickey Panayotou when she was custom designing rental costumes out of her home, and customers began to ask about purchasing accessories, makeup, wigs and full costumes- a larger space was needed and our store on Fullerton was born. Chicago Costume has since grown to include Mary's son Courtland, his wife Erin and many other family members and friends throughout the year.
Chicago Costume works with local theaters and actors, films- both professional and student, corporate events and meetings, museums, PR companies, restaurants and bars, and many, many more!chicagocostume.com
Our professional mixologists have dedicated their careers to the fine art of making drinks. Anyone you know can shake a cocktail, but crafting one that is perfectly balanced takes practice and experience.
Our vision was to take classic cocktails and then source the best ingredients from around the world to properly balance them. These drinks were not created in the boardroom, but instead come from people who have dedicated their life to hospitality, the study of spirits and the history and art of bartending.
Chief mixologist, Charles Joly, is world renowned and has an extraordinary palate and attention to detail. While there are thousands of bars out there, only a small number make thoughtful, fresh drinks. Charles wanted to create something that would be the closest thing you could get to having a craft cocktail specialist at your disposal. Our drinks are as close as you can get to those served at high quality bars.
We focus on using only fresh, all natural ingredients, regardless of expense. We believe in quality over quantity and that the integrity of those ingredients is the only way to make an authentic drink. Each individual batch is precisely measured and we pay attention to small details such as how will the drink taste after it’s sat in a glass of ice for ten minutes. This attention to detail isn’t the norm, but we didn’t want to create something normal.
We hope you find that our cocktails are fun, flavorful and authentic. These are the drinks that we recommend to our bar clientele and the ones we drink ourselves. Cheers!crafthousecocktails.com
The Chefs' Warehouse is a specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs over 30 years ago. With locations in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada, The Chefs' Warehouse serves the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and gourmet stores in North America.
Our products are sourced to meet the expectations of the highest profile chefs and are now available direct to your home kitchen. From stocking your pantry to gourmet gifts for your friends, The Chefs' Warehouse looks forward to servicing all of your culinary needs.chefswarehouse.com
Celebrate nature's beauty with a single stem for a loved one, a custom floral arrangement for your corporate or special event or visit us for a bridal consultation to create personality-defining wedding floral arrangements for your special day. Make someone happy; make yourself happy… we have flowers for every season and every reason. Creative and chic defines Fleur de lis Florist.
Fleur de lis is not just another Chicago florist, we are committed to providing unique floral arrangements, designs that define and client satisfaction. No matter what you require, Fleur de lis Florist will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. For more information, call 312.943.4444, fill out our contact form or visit our River North floral shop.fleurdelischicago.com
Italian-born Mario Tricoci began his career in Europe at an early age, rapidly advancing within his profession throughout the international beauty industry. Mario launched his American hairstyling career in the Chicago area over 40 years ago and participated in numerous national and international competitions where he gained significant notoriety. Today, Mario is globally recognized as a trend-setter and visionary in the beauty industry.
Mario opened his first salon in Villa Park, Illinois, and eventually moved to a larger location in Des Plaines. However, in the 70’s he broke all the rules by abandoning the traditional model for “beauty shops” to create a new Mario Tricoci brand. This included opening the first privately owned salon in a major shopping mall, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Illinois. Embracing the fresh, free styles of the era, Mario pioneered cuts with layers and movement perfecting the blow dry which had not been done in salons before. The new business model flourished, new locations were added and Mario kept innovating. In the 80’s he opened the Midwest’s first Day Spa in Arlington Heights, Illinois and Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas have been trailblazing and bringing the latest trends to our guests ever since. Soon after launching the spas, Mario developed his own line of Hair Care products, Mario Tricoci Hair Care, and expanded to private branded skincare and custom blend cosmetics all of which can be purchased in the Salon & Spa locations. Currently, Mario Tricoci operates 15 salons and spas throughout Chicagoland. He shares his passion for the industry with each and every staff member through training and by hiring only those whose passion defines them in their chosen field. He also shares his talent and expertise with students through the 10 schools he founded to develop the beauty professionals of the future.
In the spring of 2006, Mario was honored with the inaugural International Legends Award from the National Cosmetology Association. Respected by his peers among the hairdressing elite, Mario has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Intercoiffure America/Canada. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Intercoiffure Mondial (worldwide organization) headquartered in Paris and Switzerland, as well as an honorary member of the Cosmetologists Chicago Association.
Mario and his work has been featured in many leading beauty industry and consumer publications and he is recognized locally and nationally as a style and beauty authority. He has appeared on numerous national and local television shows and is a popular guest on Chicago radio. Mario Tricoci was twice nominated as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by INC. Magazine and remains “forever a student” as he pursues the next new concepts and innovations in beauty for today’s consumer.tricoci.com
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NewMoon was started by Redmoon's Special Events Team to create unexpected and unforgettable guest experiences around the world. NewMoon creates interactive art inspired by the fundamental elements of an event —from serving food to musical performance— through mechanical contraptions and performance devices. NewMoon's growing array of Creative Food and Beverage Service Devices, Musical Performance Contraptions, and Spectacle ‘Wow’ Moments continue to surprise and delight guests through unforgettable experiences in unexpected ways.www.newmoonchicago.com
My name Dave Schneider, I am a well-rounded and experienced graphic designer currently living on the north side of Chicago.
I enjoy pretty much anything creative (design, photography, art, music) and I strive every day to learn and expand my knowledge and skills.
When I am not sitting in front of the computer, you can probably find me out on a soccer field somewhere.nobodypanic.com
From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more than 25,000 people spanning 60 locations nationwide, we serve independent and multi-unit foodservice operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions. Our product lineup spans more than 350,000 items, including our exclusive Chef’s Line brand, and Rykoff Sexton: a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world.www.usfoods.com
In 1974, Phil and Bob Zagone decided to make the best Halloween masks possible. They hired a young artist, Bill Ystrom, whose creativity and talent helped them realize their vision. They put Phil’s 3 sons – Phil Jr., Tony and Rich – to work, packing boxes and sweeping floors. The company they built became the industry leader in premium Halloween masks.
Today, Bill Ystrom (known as BY B.Y.), along with Rich, Tony, and Phil Zagone Jr., have joined to form Zagone Studios. Zagone Studios is producing the next generation of innovative and high-quality Halloween products.
The team behind Zagone Studios (which includes BY B.Y.) includes
the people who brought you:
1974 - 1/2 latex, 1/2 ventilated fur fabric
1977 - 1/2 latex , 1/2 hood with Velcro
1983 - 1/2 latex with knit stocking hat
1987 - Moving latex on stretch fabric "sock"
1992 - Moving mouth latex with baseball cap
1993 - Elastic harness, full mouth movement
2005 - Short hair elasticized custom fit hairline
30 years of innovation in every product.