Friday, July 12, 2013
Chocolate Workshop with Ginette Ahier
Ginette Ahier is the proud owner-operator of Choco Cocagne in Cocagne, New Brunswick. As part of the various food artisans gathered at the ACE Bakery 20th Anniversary celebrations, she offered a chocolate-making workshop where we learned the science to tempering chocolate along with a quick mint-infused ganache for its filling. We also got the insider's scoop on her small artisanal chocolatière. She spoke of the challenges of sourcing, production, and distribution, as well as offering tidbits of advice for the at-home chocolatiers.
Disclaimer: Laura was invited on behalf of Kali Hopkins-Allen from Citizen Optimum to attend an ACE Bakery Artisan Workshop. In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, ACE Bakery hosted their first ever Artisan Incubator. Each Artisan hosted two one-hour workshops to showcase their craft.