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Vosges Haut-Chocolat announces new Chicago LEED gold certified Chocolate Temple
Katrina Markoff, Founder and CEO of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, announced that with support of the State and Governor Quinn, the City and Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Moreno and Wintrust Bank, the chocolatier is opening new LEED gold certified Chocolate Temple
“The Chocolate Temple will be much more than a physical address, it will be the beating heart of our endeavors and a hub of creativity for all who care to venture with us,” said Katrina Markoff, CEO and Founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat. “Working with the state, we will be able to move out of a leased facility and purchase a building that allows us to remain a home-grown Chicago business.”
~ Katrina Markoff, Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut-Chocolat & Wild Ophelia®
From the beginning, Markoff set out to create more than an avant-garde, exotic piece of chocolate, more than a luxurious gift experience, more than concierge-level customer service. Her true intent was to create a chocolate experience unlike any other. Exercising all of the senses, Markoff encouraged others to Travel the World Through Chocolate™ - to see, smell, hear, taste, think, question, and change while enjoying each Vosges Haut-Chocolat collection. With the recent launch of Wild Ophelia, Markoff furthers this exploration through all-natural ingredients from American farms and artisans, offering An American Roadtrip Through Chocolate™.
In Summer 2013, Vosges Haut-Chocolat will offer the quintessential chocolate experience. Guests will learn about Markoff’s creative process through an exhibition that details the creation of three signature chocolate collections. Visitors will then embark on an interactive tour to explore chocolate history, cocoa bean fermentation, raw ingredients and production techniques. The visit will culminate in a limitless, experiential chocolate tasting. Like each of Markoff’s chocolate collections, the design of Vosges Haut-Chocolat’
2950 N. Oakley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618