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For the Love of Chocolate Foundation awards scholarships to students in the full-time programs taught by The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago, promoting commitment in pastry arts education for individuals looking to change careers, as well as individuals who have shown potential in the culinary field but have no formal pastry education.


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For the Love of Chocolate Benefit 2011
By Brian Ziegler


One of my favorite annual benefits is For the Love of Chocolate, an annual black tie affair that not only serves a good cause that supports scholarships for the French Pastry School of the City Colleges of Chicago, but also provides relatively good value by showcasing some of Chicago's top chefs. Due to its size it now takes up the full first floor at the Merchandise Mart, including several of the home furnishing showrooms, whose kitchens area actually put to use.
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FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE GALA DOUBLES IN SIZE AND MAGNIFICENCE

The French Pastry School’s Scholarship Foundation Gala Exceeds Goals and Expectations!

Chicago, Illinois (February 11, 2011) – The magnificent halls of The Merchandise Mart were hardly recognizable on February 5, 2011 when it was transformed into an elegant carnival filled to the brim with savory treats, sweet morsels and unique entertainment. The 6th annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala welcomed over 900 guests and raised over $70,000 in scholarships to benefit the students of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at the City Colleges of Chicago.
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You've Never Experienced Chocolate Like This
By Jessica Zweig


Last Saturday night, the usually pristine Merchandise Mart was transformed into a chocolate-wonderland of decadent sweets, gourmet savory dishes by the city’s best chefs, pastry chef live demos and…. belly dancers. Oh, and hookah lounges, too. Hardly recognizable, to say the least. The Sixth Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala welcomed over 900 guests and raised over $70,000 in scholarships to benefit the students of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at the City Colleges of Chicago.
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Chocolate fundraiser sweetens scholarship pot

By SHEFALI BHUVA February 10, 2011


Hosted by the French Pastry School and Merchandise Mart, For the Love of Chocolate was an evening of sensory experiences. Held on Feb. 5, this annual benefit helps fund scholarships for students in the full-time program at the French Pastry School for the City Colleges of Chicago.
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Falling in love with chocolate

By Crystal Lindell> February 8, 2011


Saturday night I attended For the Love of Chocolate, the French Pastry School’s scholarship fundraising affair in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. In one evening, I went from a girl who thought chocolate fountains were impressive to a woman who had eaten a chocolate pudding passion fruit cup that tasted like, well, like theobroma, truly food from the gods.
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Ginger Zee in chocolate dress

By Judy Marcus on February, 7 2011


Ginger Zee, weekend meterologist for NBC-5 Chicago, was strolling around in a 15-pound chocolate dress, but that was just the beginning. Guests at "For the Love of Chocolate" at the Merchandise Mart, an event which took place over the weekend to raise scholarship funds for students at the French Pastry School of Chicago, got quite an eyeful--not to mention many, many mouthfuls of luscious foods.
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The Weekly Guide: Don't let snow keep you home this weekend

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight on February, 4 2011


This week's blizzard has forced a number of cultural organizations to cancel events. And that's put a crimp in many a weekend plan. For meteorologist Ginger Zee, weather is her weekend. Ginger is a meteorologist at NBC 5, and she knows all too well how the conditions outside can do a number on your schedule.
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Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Ack!

by Sarah Terez-Rosenblum of the Chicago Sun Times on February 7, 2011

The first time I entered one of those mammoth grocery stores we’ve all grown accustomed to, I reacted as if I’d spent my life in an Eastern European bread line or possibly running with wolves. The options, the scale, both overwhelmed me.
Later, my years in LA felt like a sentence served inside Baz Luhrmann’s mind; the garish corner of Sunset and La Cienega enough to make me sob. I guess lurid excess just isn’t my thing. Read full article.

 


 

 

For the Love of Chocolate Foundation

For the Love of Chocolate Foundation Recognizes Sara Lee Corporation for its invaluable sponsorship

Thanks to the partnership of Sara Lee Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand-name products for consumers throughout the world, For the Love of Chocolate Foundation has been able to bestow scholarships to students of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago. We are thrilled to have Sara Lee Corporation partnering with us once again in 2011 and look forward to more students of the pastry arts benefiting from their generosity. In 2009, Kimberly Stackhouse received a scholarship to attend L'Art de la Pâtisserie, the Professional Pastry and Baking Program. Read more about Kimberly's story click here.

 


 

FROM CHICAGO TO L.A., ENTERTAINERS JOIN FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE
More than Just Chocolate at The French Pastry School’s Annual Spectacular Gala


Chicago, Illinois (January 27, 2011) – Many know that For the Love of Chocolate, the foundation which provides scholarships to full-time students at The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago, partners with some of the nation’s best chefs for their annual gala. What may not be as generally known is the caliber of entertainers brought in as well. Nationally recognized musicians such as Anacron and Erin McDougald join the event; members of Chicago-based theater, Redmoon put on a show; and TV celebrities sport chocolate fashions at this year’s gala on February 5th at the Merchandise Mart.
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AWARD-WINNING CHEFS JOIN FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE

The French Pastry School’s Scholarship Foundation Gala Brings Top Talent

Chicago, Illinois (January 21, 2011) – Have you ever wished you could sample the cuisine of multiple award-winning chefs in one evening? Chefs like Rick Bayless, Graham Elliott, Sherry Yard, Jean Joho, Paul Kahan, Meg Galus, Jason MacLeod, and Sarah Levy? Not only that, what if you could enjoy these chefs' savory cuisine and sweet concoctions in a chocolate wonderland with scintillating musical entertainment, sugary spectacles, plus get Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful signed by Barbara Fairchild herself?
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Top Chefs Join For the Love of Chocolate Foundation's Annual Gala

February’s Fundraiser Expects Participation of Great Talent

Chicago, Illinois (January 25, 2010) – Some of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs will join For The Love of Chocolate Foundation’s major fundraising event February 6, 2010 in a grand culinary, pastry, and chocolate celebration. Funds raised from the event will provide scholarships to future qualified students of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago.
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Sara Lee Corporation Sponsors For The Love of Chocolate Foundation
Scholarship Foundation Receives Significant Support

Chicago, Illinois (November 20, 2009) – For The Love of Chocolate Foundation, which provides scholarships to qualified students of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago has expanded its partnership with Sara Lee Corporation. Sara Lee has contributed a generous donation to the foundation to benefit future students of the art of pastry and baking at The French Pastry School.
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For The Love of Chocolate Foundation’s Annual Gala Approaching

Scholarship Foundation Plans for Next Year’s Gala Fundraiser

Chicago, Illinois (November 6, 2009) – For The Love of Chocolate Foundation, which provides scholarships to qualified students of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago is planning for their annual gala next February 6, 2010 to benefit future students of the art of pastry and baking at The French Pastry School. Their “chocolate extravaganza” will return adding some new elements.
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For The Love of Chocolate Foundation Receives Support from Businesses

Coalesse and Zagone Studios Form Partnerships with Scholarship Foundation

Chicago, Illinois (September 28, 2009) – For The Love of Chocolate Foundation, which provides scholarships to qualified students of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago has formulated new partnerships with businesses Coalesse and Zagone Studios. Coalesse has donated $1,500.00 to the foundation, and Zagone Studios will contribute 5% of their internet sales from now through Halloween.

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