The Tradition of Chocolate
Gather your team online to learn about the tradition of chocolate with the founder of Cru Chocolate, an award-winning bean to bar chocolate maker based in Sacramento. Chocolate literally means bitter water. It was originally consumed as a drink and has been sipped for over 4,000 years across the Americas. You and your team will learn the history and significance of cacao (the tree from which chocolates comes from) and about the impact of drinking chocolate in ancient and current cultures.
Duration: 45 minutes
Group Size: 12+
What's Included: Artisan-led workshop
Add-ons: Option to send each participant 3 Cru Chocolate Wheels to make 3 different flavors of drinking chocolate for $15/person
After pursuing a degree in Engineering and an advanced degree in Sustainability, Karla McNeil-Rueda studied Cacao technology and fine chocolate confectionery at the Chocolate Institute of Latin America and the Caribbean in La Habana, Cuba. She learned to integrate and combine her empirical and cultural knowledge of chocolate with her experience as an engineer, and with her Partner Eddie Houston who is also an engineer together they founded Cru Chocolate, a hand crafted bean to bar company that sources fine Cacao from Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to use in their chocolate and other Cacao based creations.