Friday, July 17, 2009

Feature Friday: Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

This week at Pear Tree we are breaking from paper and heading toward sweets. What can be sweeter than chocolate? Sacramento is the home of a small, upscale chocolate shop that is so, so much more. This week Pear Tree Events would like to introduce you to Ginger Elizabeth!Ginger Elizabeth Hahn grew up in Camino, California, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She discovered early on that cooking could be much more than a hobby. At the age of 16, a summer course at the CIA Greystone in Napa Valley convinced her that working with food was her passion.

Ginger took a position at the Ritz Carlton
in Chicago after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. There she apprenticed under the world famous pastry chefs. To be closer to her family, Ginger returned to California and lives in Sacramento. She was the Pastry Chef at Masque Ristorante in El Dorado Hills for three years.

In 2005, at the age of 24, Ginger opened the wholesale chocolate company
Couture Chocolates by Ginger Elizabeth. The company allowed her to practice and showcase the talents and skills she had acquired, while continuing to learn and explore new ideas. Keeping up with the industry trends, she completed a chocolate science and technology course at UC Davis in 2006.

By 2007 Ginger had decided to expa
nd her business by opening her first retail location. The boutique chocolaterie would feature all things chocolate including individual desserts, hot chocolate, cakes, cookies, chocolate sculptures, and of course a variety of chocolate confections. In 2008, Ginger launched the retail store in Midtown Sacramento under the company's new name, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates.
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates
1801 L Street Suite 60
Sacramento, CA 95811

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday – 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday – 10am – 10pm

Our coordinators here at Pear Tree Events are just dying for an excuse to include these delicious handmade, locally produced chocolate masterpieces in one of our events. We hope you do the same. Check out Ginger Elizabeth's website here for more information, pricing, and many more scrumptious pictures.
Take one look at these ice cream sandwiches below and tell me you can avoid a visit to Midtown Sacramento, if for only a taste!

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