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DO YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE? YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPERIENCE
KATRINA MARKOFF OF VOSGES CHOCOLATE!
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, AT NOON PST
WE INVITE YOU TO TRAVEL THE WORLD THROUGH CHOCOLATE!
Through Experiencing Vosges Chocolate Alchemist Katrina Markoff’s Amazing Story!
IF YOU ARE A LOVER OF CHOCOLATE AND THE BEAUTY OF THE GODDESS.. DON’T MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OFFERING ON COMMUNITY LUMINARIES Wed. November 22nd NOON!!
Katrina’s Story in her words:
“When it was time for college, I found my way to Vanderbilt. I studied chemistry and intended to become a doctor. But the rhythms of the Universe had other plans for how healing would become a part of my work, and three days after graduation, I moved to Paris to pursue my dream of studying the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu. During an apprenticeship I began to understand that food was a medium for transformative, visceral experiences. A perfect bite in an unexpected form could spark curiosity and open someone’s heart. It could create balance.
At the encouragement of a culinary mentor, I set out on a quest directed by the ‘signs’ to identify my path and reason for being in the world of good, meaningful food. I embarked on a trip around the world, traveling east from Europe through Southeast Asia and Australia. Along the way, I ‘staged,’ tasted and smelled. I studied in kitchens all over the world. I heard the stories of those willing to share their way of life, traditions, and recipes with me. I began to see my destiny as an alchemist, sharing in the long tradition of those who believe that CREATION is the great work and when ingredients are combined in just the right way, they become more significant than the sum of their parts.
My travels had unlocked a need for me to tell and re-tell stories that would have an impact to open minds, balance the body, mind, and spirit, and create an appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.
Travel the World through Chocolate was born!
Cacao became the medium to share it. Cacao has been used as a sacred plant in ceremonies and rituals for thousands of years. It was currency at the height of Mayan opulence and has been a luxury in European society for centuries. For me, this “sacred plant medicine” grabbed my attention and became the starting point for every narrative I create.
Food and Alchemy have been associated with one another since ancient times, exploring the principle of blending the elements, planets, and their vibrations with food. Food can be transformed into something other than sustenance when combined at the right time, with the right hands and heart.
The alchemy of Vosges chocolate is about gorgeous chocolate that begins to elicit a feeling of beauty from the moment it is seen. As it enters the body through the mouth, it creates a harmonious and transformative effect, ultimately contributing to the mind and spirit’s betterment. Every piece of chocolate we make is imbued with intention, the healing sound frequencies we play in our chocolate cooling tunnels, and the joy we infuse from creating it. Our goal as alchemical, experiential chocolate makers is to balance the mind, body, and spirit, honoring them as a system, with wellness being the optimal outcome of that system being in harmony, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. As the giver or receiver of the final product, you also experience your own energetic intentions and love.
At Vosges Haut-Chocolat, we harness the power of storytelling to open minds, spirits, and palates through chocolate, inspiring us all to interact with the world in a more loving way.
Ultimately, as a company, we are in pursuit of three things. They are at the core of everything we do and through every experience we create. I wish the same three things for you: Peace, Love, and Chocolate.” Katrina Markoff, Founder & Chocolatier
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn about alchemy AND chocolate!!
In Delight.. ariel
Ps.. if you want to have a small “taste” of Katrina’s amazing energy, check out this exciting 2 min. video: https://vimeo.com/189152978?share=copy