Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    How Trinity Groves' Kate Weiser Turns Chocolate into Art (Video)

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'w5anQycTqWd13iword31ev4WW6EhR7V0'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video See also: - Kate Weiser Is Making Chocolate into Art in Trinity Groves, and It's Delicious - An Interview with Kate Weiser, Dallas' Next Top Chocolatier

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    An Interview with Kate Weiser, Dallas' Next Top Chocolatier

    In the world of food, there are few skills more complicated than producing excellent chocolate. The United States may not have the chocolate-making reputation of, say, France or Belgium, but there are plenty of chocolatiers across the country who have been trying to elevate the American palate. Even ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Dude, Sweet's Katherine Clapner Wants to Grow Her Chocolate Empire, and "Not Where You'd Normally Think"

    Katherine Clapner is much more punk rock than your average chocolatier. After spending decades in some of the best kitchens in Dallas and across the globe, Clapner has settled into a chocolate-covered takeover of Dallas-Fort Worth with her Dude, Sweet Chocolate shops. Since opening in Dallas' Bishop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Chocoholics Beware: The Chocolate Conference & Festival Comes to Town this Saturday

    I've called this emergency meeting of the Dallas Area Chocoholics Anonymous to prepare for the onslaught of chocolate temptation coming our way this Saturday at the Chocolate Conference & Festival.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Central Market's Chocolate Festival: A Guide

    Central Market's annual chocolate festival starts today and lasts through February 14. Some of the best chocolatiers from around the world will make appearances over the next few days and, as always, there are some interesting back stories. If you can fight through the crowds, don't take lightly the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    We Still Like Hamburgers and Fried Things, According to This Week In Food Blog Land

    ​This week, the food media saw plenty of ungodly fried things, men who like burgers and more chocolate and crepes than you could ever want (though not in the same place, unfortunately.) Read on. City of Ate/Observer Scott Reitz offered his opinion of The Grape, saying that restaurants are sup ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Choco-Porn, Courtesy of Oak Cliff's CocoAndre

    Photos by foodbitch​In a tiny space on Davis Street in Oak Cliff, you can find CocoAndrĂ© Chocolatier. And if you do happen to find it, you'll discover something special: a passionate chocolatier with a particularly interesting story about a rediscovered chocolate once thought to be extinct. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Don't Trifle with this Truffle Recipe

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Stephen Smith, chocolatier and owner of nib chocolate. In part two, we asked Smith to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Russian Caravan Truffles. Remember, crafting chocolates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    nib chocolate's Stephen Smith on the Sweet Life

    ​Here's some hopeful news for all you C students out there: At the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, Stephen Smith's "worst subject of everything was chocolate." Apparently, he got better. In fact, he got good enough to operate his own wholesale chocolate business, nib cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    How to Build Dallas' Reputation as a Chocolate City

    ​Every chocolatier at next weekend's Chocolate Conference, sponsored by, is slated to participate in a roundtable discussion of "the state of chocolate in Dallas." Panel members will presumably debate the quality and quantity of artisanal chocolate available in the DFW area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Photos: Bean To Bar Tasting with

    Diana Merrill ClaussenField greens with chocolate Napoleon​For the first event in their brief history, hosted chocolatiers Alan McClure and Steve DeVries for a tasting and a dinner focused on American "bean to bar" chocolate production.Teresa Gubbins, who recapped the event for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sausage

    Kuby's Sausage House Inc.