Whether a person has a sweet tooth or not, no one can resist what Chocotastery has to offer: the experience of understanding the basics of chocolate and tasting several kinds in one sitting. It is considered as the destination of choice for curious individuals looking for a unique experience. When it comes to a meaningful and sweet experience, nothing comes close to the kind that Chocotastery offers.
Company owner and founder Glenn Petriello has gone to great lengths to make Chocotastery the kind of business that it is today. He is a chocolate sommelier who has unmatched experience in crafting chocolate confections and making his own bean-to-bar chocolate. He has long envisioned putting up a business that would provide an unforgettable experience for people, and right from the beginning, he has always been accommodating of opportunities that opened to him. Anything that brought him closer to realizing his dream was a welcome development. For the love of chocolate, he dedicated most of his time coming up with ways to satisfy enthusiasts.
“I have always had a love for chocolate,” Petriello reveals. “My passion for chocolate had culminated in 2009 when I decided to start learning how to make chocolate truffles. I then went on to learn the bean to bar process in 2015, starting my own bean to bar operation in my first apartment in Hoboken, NJ. I then was asked to be the head chocolate maker at a friend’s chocolate company in Seattle, Washington. So I decided to leave my corporate day job in human resources and move across the country to make chocolate,” he explains.
Every other Saturday, Chocotastery organizes a virtual chocolate tasting event that lasts for about two hours. The event features chocolate fundamentals, where it originates from, and how it is made. Aside from these, it also involves a guided chocolate tasting. In the same event, the company highlights four craft chocolate makers to enrich the overall customer experience.
Compared to its competitors, Chocotastery stands out in the manner that it educates people about chocolate. Glenn Petriello’s experience and knowledge as a chocolatier and craft chocolate maker gives the company an edge. When it comes to answering the queries of curious clients, Petriello and his team are more than able to discuss minute details to satisfy their customers. After all, the promise of an extraordinary experience is always a real commitment within the company. Another feature that keeps Chocotastery ahead of its competition is its rich resources, from its chocolate tasting guide to its chocolate tasting sheet.
In the next five years, Petriello envisions Chocotastery becoming synonymous to learning about chocolate and premier virtual chocolate tasting experiences. In the coming years, he targets traveling to different regions across the world and visiting cacao farms, their farmers and cacao producers. He intends to look into emerging ideas to be able to offer something new to his clients. By highlighting the efforts and production of cacao farmers from different parts of the world, he hopes to create awareness for their business and increase peoples’ appreciation of chocolate production as a craft.
Overall, Chocotastery wants to elevate peoples’ experience of chocolate, from understanding its basic components, the process involved in producing it, and tasting its flavorful notes. By being part of its virtual community, people can discover new ways of building shared experiences with family and friends. The idea of being able to bring people together, all for the love of chocolate, is by itself a sweet experience.
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