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For Immediate Release
MOONSTRUCK CHOCOLATE CO.’S CHEF JULIAN ROSE RECIEVES TOP CHOCOLATIER HONOR
Portland, Ore. – (Oct. 27, 2009) – Moonstruck Chocolate Co. is pleased to announce that Chef Julian Rose, the company’s master chocolatier was named to Dessert Professional magazine’s first annual list of Top Ten Chocolatiers for North America. Created to honor professionals whose craft exemplifies the use of chocolate and whose contributions have been instrumental in promoting the chocolate industry, the exclusive list also includes fellow Oregonian Jeff Shepherd of Lillie Belle Farms and the legendary Jacques Torres. The 2009 Top Ten Chocolatiers list will be featured in the December issue of Dessert Professional magazine and the recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony taking place at the 12th annual New York Chocolate Show October 30th, 2009.
“I am thrilled to have been acknowledged by Dessert Professional magazine,” said Julian Rose. “There are so many talented chocolatiers working today. I feel truly honored that my work has been recognized for this exciting award.”
Chef Rose is a classically educated pastry chef and confectioner. From his earliest days working in his parents’ pastry shop, to his culinary education and throughout a professional career of more than 25 years, Chef Rose has made it his life’s mission to crack the subtle secrets of chocolate. As Moonstruck’s Master Chocolatier, Chef Rose is responsible for developing new products, refining existing ones and ensuring the utmost quality for all Moonstruck Chocolate Co.’s offerings.
About Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Since 1993, Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has been handcrafting artisan chocolates that not only delight the senses, but also nourish the imagination. Moonstruck uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, including superior quality cocoa beans originating from some of the most exotic locations in the world. Moonstruck Chocolate’s master chocolatier, Julian Rose, was named as one of Dessert Professional’s Top Ten Chocolatiers for 2009 and Moonstruck’s award-winning creations were featured as the official chocolate of the 77th and 78th Annual Academy Awards. Moonstruck’s chocolate creations are handcrafted, hand-decorated and hand-packaged in Portland, Ore., and are available around the country at select retailers, online at www.MoonstruckChocolate.com
, and at the five Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés located in Portland.
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