Cedric Grolet Masterclass & Cocktail Reception

Cedric Grolet Masterclass & Cocktail Reception

The Chicago Chocolate Academy had a full roster of talented guest chefs for 2017, and Chef Cedric Grolet was a headliner. For his masterclass in Chicago this August, Chef Cedric demonstrated how to make many of his creations to a room of eager students.

Over three days, Cedric gave students at the Chicago Chocolate Academy an inside look into his creative process to his Instagram-famous product. Students were able to see each step along the way and ask questions about procedures and techniques. As the days went on, Cedric put forth beautiful creation after creation.

Cacao Barry USA hosted an exclusive event for Chicago’s pastry scene: a meet & greet cocktail reception with Chef Cedric. At the Virgin Hotel Chicago’s rooftop bar, Cerise, guests came from all over to come meet Cedric and take tons of photos. He prepared two creations for guests to try while enjoying good cocktails and great company. Surrounded by beautiful weather and a funky ambiance, the room was filled with great energy.

Guests also had the opportunity to try Cacao Barry’s newest chocolate, Zéphyr™ Caramel 35%. The chefs of the Chicago Chocolate Academy prepared four creations featuring Zéphyr™ Caramel 35%. Each one highlighted the new salty-sweet caramelized white chocolate perfectly.

It was a fantastic week in Chicago. Chef Cedric Grolet’s time here made for an enjoyable experience for all who attended his class and the meet & greet. We can’t wait for him to visit again soon!

To keep up with Cedric on Instagram, follow him at: @cedricgrolet. For more pictures of the class and event follow: @chicagochocolateacademy.