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Chefs for Chefs: Our Service To You

Posted by Bruce Banner on Apr 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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From left to right, Chef Frederic Larre, Chef Sylvain Leroy, Chef Eric Bertoia, and Chef Calogero Romano 

 

Have you ever heard of "writers block" or needed some inspiration?  It happens to all of us, and in the food industry it happens to chefs as well.

 

Unlike most vendors, Paris Gourmet offers a solution to that problem.  A team of chef technicians that service our customers nationwide to answer any technical questions about our products, recipes, consulting, and our favorite... demo day!

 

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Chef Calogero Romano and staff at Malverne Pastry Shop

 

"Demo day" is a unique service that Paris Gourmet's chef technicians provide.  Depending on your location, the chef technician schedules a date to spend a day in your kitchen to show you and/ or train your staff on how to produce pastries.

Paris Gourmet provides ingredients and recipes for the demo and prior to the day, the chef technician usually discusses and goes over details of what the customer is looking for.

It is a day filled with lots of cooking, photo taking, and the best part... tasting of all the pastries that were produced for that day!

To book a demo and for more information, please contact your sales representative.

 

 

Meet our Chefs:

Chef Sylvain Leroy

Instagram @bertoiaeric

Instagram @flarre16

Instagram @charliepastrynewyork

 

 

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***New Video Alert: Chocolate Bark***

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Someone once said "Flowers mean I'm sorry and chocolates mean I love you".  With that being said and Valentine's Day coming up, what better way to show "I love you" with some chocolate!

 

But lets be honest, picking up a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day and any occasion is a very typical fashion.  Its time to get creative and by creative, we mean chocolate bark!  

Best known for consuming during the winter as peppermint bark.  The varieties of making chocolate bark are endless and very eye catching!

 

For more tips, tricks, and inspiration check out the video below featuring our very own chef technician Calogero Romano.

 

 

Topics: Videos, Techniques, nuts, Cacao Noel, decorations, Pastry Trends, education, Amifruit, trends, youtube, chocolate, celebration, marshmallow, Calogero Romano, dark chocolate bark, candied fruit, chocolate bark, Noel Chocolate, freeze dried raspberries, freeze dried strawberries, nutley farms, valentines day

🍫💣 Chocolate Bombs... "It's So HOT To Drink Right Now" ☕

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 16, 2020 9:55:03 AM

Chocolate Bombs

Trending on Tik Tok to Instagram, these so called "Chocolate Bombs" and/or "Cocoa Bombs" have gained a huge following and trend for 2020.

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Chocolate Bomb/ Cocoa Bomb is basically a hollow chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate mix which usually consists of cocoa powder, some sugar (optional), and marshmallows.

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The reason why it is gaining so much attention is because the experience is both delicious for the mouth and entertaining for the eyes to see.

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Each "bomb" is slightly different depending on where you purchase it or make it yourself. The chocolate bomb can be experienced by either pouring hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt from the top view or place the "bomb" into a a cup already filled with hot milk and watch it disperse from below.

The item has gotten so popular that even Costco is selling a 16 pack of chocolate bombs with different flavors and the product is flying off its shelves. Some people are even taking advantage of the popularity and using the profits towards donations such as a local baker from North Idaho who sells it to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This tasty trend is going viral and hope it is a trend that will stay mainstream just a little bit longer and return every year. So cheers to those who are drinking the chocolate bombs!

My question is... who will be making the "Irish" Chocolate Bomb version?!? 😁

Topics: Videos, Restaurant News, Cacao Noel, Pastry Trends, beverage, trends, youtube, Drinks, chocolate, holiday, hot chocolate, cocoa bombs, marshmallow, cocoa powder, chocolate bombs

🍫🍫🍫 FUN Facts of CHOCOLATE!!! 🍫🍫🍫

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

 

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Photo Credit: newmediarockstars.com

 

With Halloween just weeks away and more holidays around the corner, chocolate has been a huge staple to celebrate the holidays. To the majority, chocolate is apart of our daily lives so why not learn some fun facts of chocolate!

 

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Photo Credit: foodnavigator.com

 

🍫 Chocolate was first consumed by drinking not eating. 90% of chocolate consumption history was drinking "hot chocolate".

🍫 September 13th is International Chocolate Day and Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's chocolates birthday.

🍫 The chocolate industry is worth $110 billion per year.

🍫German chocolate cake is not from Germany. The cake is named after an American named Sam German who developed a sweet baking chocolate in 1952.

🍫100 pounds of chocolate are eaten each second in the United States.

🍫 The average person from Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, and Great Britain consumes 24 pounds of chocolate each year and China 99 grams of chocolate each year.

🍫Ghirardelli brand is the U.S. portion of swiss confectioner Lindt.

 

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Photo Credit: americanhistory.si.edu

🍫The United Kingdom sells 200 million Cadbury Creme Eggs each year and produces 1.5 million a day.

🍫A week before Easter🐰 , Americans purchase 71 million pounds of chocolate candy, 48 million pounds for Valentine's Day💟 , and 90 million pounds for Halloween 🎃.

🍫Harry Barnett Reese, the founder of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups was a former Hershey employee and created the famous candy in the 1920's.

🍫The scientific name for the cacao tree is "Theobroma Cacao" which literally translates to "Cacao, food of the Gods".

🍫It takes the whole years crop from one cacao tree to produce a half kilo of cocoa.

🍫Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's Chocolate company expanded so rapidly that Milton built an entire town for his employees to live in.

🍫Napoleon always had chocolate with him. He ate it as whenever he needed an energy boost.

🍫 Chocolate producers worldwide use an estimated 20% of the world's peanut crops and 40% of their almond crops.

 

Lindt Chocolate

Photo Credit: lindt-home-of-chocolate.com

 

🍫 In 2020, Lindt Chocolate introduced the world's largest chocolate fountain that pours from 30 feet high with 1,500 liters of real chocolate pouring into a giant Lindor truffle at their latest Lindt shop, museum and factory.

🍫 Rodolphe Lindt, founder of Lindt Chocolate invented the conche press

🍫It takes about 400 beans to produce a single pound of chocolate.

🍫Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans

🍫Nutella was invented during World War Two, when an Italian pastry chef mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.

🍫The French celebrate April Fool's Day with a chocolate shaped fish also known as "Poisson d'Avril"

 

Noel

 

Saving the best fun fact for last!

🍫CaCao Noel is named after the founders of Paris Gourmet, Xavier and Dominique Noel!

 

 

 

More Fun Facts About Chocolate:

Mental Floss - Food History of Chocolate

EatThis.com - Chocolate Facts

Mental Floss- 30 Facts About Chocolate

Insider.com -Worlds Largest Chocolate Fountain Opens At Lindt Chocolate

Mental Floss - 38 Sweet Facts About Candy

CandyUSA.com - Story of Chocolate

Topics: Videos, Restaurant News, nuts, Cacao Noel, education, Pantry, youtube, easter, chocolate, Truffle, holiday, fun fact

Think Chocolate! with Pastry Chef Eric Bertoia

Posted by Bea Davis on Jun 5, 2020 10:36:56 AM

Chef Bertoia uses Cacao Noel to riff on a classic

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Think Chocolate!
with Pastry Chef Eric Bertoia
Paris Gourmet - Cacao Noel

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM EST

Chef Bertoia invites you to join him for an evening of pastry.
Hear about his illustrious career in pastry arts and learn how to make a delectable chocolate cake based on the famous Lu Pim's cookies.

French-born Chef Bertoia is a veteran of 2 and 3 Michelin-star restaurants including Auberge de Templiers (Boismorand), La Pyramide (Vienne), L’Oustau de Baumaniere (Baux de Provence), Le Taillevent (Paris) and Hotel Ritz Escoffier (Paris).

For 15 years, he was the corporate pastry chef at The Dinex Group where he opened and managed 15 restaurants and 2 Epiceries Boulud around the world. Today, Chef Bertoia is the Corporate Pastry Chef for specialty food importer, Paris Gourmet.

With his experience and versatility, Chef Eric bridges classic French patisserie and flourishing modern American pastry.

JOIN ZOOM MEETING HERE

Meeting ID: 864 6139 0711 / Password: 163542

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Topics: Techniques, Cacao Noel, Events, education, trends, chocolate, les dames d'escoffier, eric bertoia

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