Inside the exhibition center, Jean-Luc Grisot, the managing director of Valrhona as well as key members of the company’s management team, enjoyed cocktails with the ECKC, their spouses and guests. And then, the band started playing.
For the European Candy Kettle Club (ECKC) members and guests, the bus ride from l'Hotel de France in Valence, France to the Palais du Congres Sud Rhone-Alpes proved rather short. Nonetheless, the memories from that evening will last long into that and future nights.
From the very first days Rieko Wada opened her Chocolatine’s shop in Schaumburg, Ill. in 2006, the chocolatier focused on mixing artistic expressions, her Japanese heritage, perfectionism and chocolate to create unique confections.