NY’s Chocolate Sommelier Roxanne Browning

1-631-252-0658

IDEAS TO HOST AN EVENT
• Corporate-draw & close for a presentation
• Networking
• Client/staff appreciation
• Special celebrations
• Assoc, alumni or club event
• Team building
• Private home tasting/pairing
• Posh soiree
• Not-for-profit

HOSTED EVENTS FOR:
American Bar Association
BDO
Broadridge
Bachem-Swiss chemical & biotechnology co.
Citibank
Dewitt Stern
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Morgan Stanley
Ameriprise
Nixon Peabody, LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Portnoy Messinger Pearl - HR
National Retailers Federation
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Tom Schaudel - Restauranteur
Remedy Health Media
WSHU
NY Elves-House Beautiful
Nicosia Winery - Italy
Cento Cinquanta - Italy
Empire Wine Importers
Indie Wineries
Sawgrass TPC PGA
Old Westbury Gardens
Island Harvest
North Shore LIJ Hospital-Women's Health
American Heart Assoc
Breast Cancer Society

NY State Certified Women-Owned Business

NY State Dept of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women's Business has granted Exotic Chocolate Tasting status as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Businesses and organizations that require or desire to hire a women-owned business, can now meet their policy requirements by having a chocolate tasting/pairing. Now that is a sweet spot!

What is Artisan Chocolate?

Artisan chocolate is like a fine bottle of wine; every step is a labor of love. Cooperatives of cacao farmers and “Bean to Bar” chocolate makers using old world, hand made techniques and fine rare cacao beans of single origin. The flavors of each bar are indigenous to where the cacao beans are grown, like the terroir of the grape in wine making. Exotic Chocolate Tasting offers you the experience of tasting these special chocolates from around the world at your pleasure. Note: ECT does not represent any chocolate company, but showcase a variety that meet ECT standards.

Graduate of Wine School

April, 2011 - Graduated from Kevin Zraly's Windows of the World Wine School (formally at the World Trade Center) in NYC. It was a rough 6 weeks, swirling, sipping, tasting, and smelling wine! http://www.kevinzraly.com

My “Green” Mission

The higher purpose is to bring awareness of the indigenous people that create the chocolate from bean-to-bar, how cacao harvesting helps save the rain forests, the health benefits, and to demonstrate how to mindfully savor every morsel for your well being.

Testimonials

"When Roxanne proposed us to pair wine and chocolate, we were not totally convinced; we typically mix cheese and wine and making something different was out of our comfort zone. So we trusted in Roxanne, crossing our fingers, until the first piece of chocolate came in our mouth; then we understood. After the event, we had the feeling to be part of a community of high skilled people and we really want to build up a long time relationship." - Graziano Nicosia, owner of Nicosia Winery, Sicily

"It was a pleasure to have you for the evening and you were absolutely wonderful! All my colleagues had a great time.
Let’s just say we will never look at commercialized chocolate the same way again! Again, thank you for the book and all the wealth of information."
Ada Khun, Assistant Vice President - BNP PARIBAS, NYC

"We had a great turnout and I just kept hearing very positive feedback about the event. Thank you so much! I look forward to working with you again in the future!"
- Team coordinator for a Fortune 500 Financial firm

"If you were a Broadway play, you would be getting rave reviews. The guests couldn't stop talking about how much they enjoyed the wine and chocolate pairings, how much they learned, and even more important, how they're going to change their buying habits. Good-bye Hershey kisses. We're going for the good stuff!

Truly, your message about being mindful consumers hit home. Everyone was fascinated to learn about the origins of the chocolate we eat and to better understand what makes a quality product.

On a personal note, I can't thank you enough for how easy you made the party planning. From the very first phone call to the last, you were the consummate professional. Easy going, accommodating (very!!!) and always delightful to speak to. Honestly, I would recommend you to anyone who wanted to do a party, event or fundraiser that was engaging and memorable.

Continued good luck with your endeavors and discoveries. You are a one-woman treasure!" Saralee Rosenberg, published author

"Our Savor the Season wine and chocolate pairing with Roxanne Browning was an eye opening event not to be missed.  Beyond the sold out crowds, the delicious tasting, and the informative and interactive nature of Roxanne’s presentation, the night amounted to a most memorable experience.  I extend my personal thanks to Roxanne for her seamless organization in making this event a smooth success.  Old Westbury Gardens and our visitors greatly appreciated it!"
Lisa Reichenberger - Environmental Educator
Old Westbury Gardens     

"I attended one of Roxanne's seminars several months ago, and haven't forgotten a thing, it was marvelous!! She is so passionate, and informative, and the entire event was extremely educational, as well as tasty!! I am now hooked on her single origin chocolates which are easier to find than one would have expected... If you love wine, and you love chocolate, image the fun when you mix the two, sign up and attend one of her events, you'll be addicted!" - FP

"Everyone was raving about the wines and chocolates, but most of all how knowledgeable you were and how entertaining you made everything. We are still savoring the chocolates and wines from the party this week! Thanks again - I'm so happy you do what you do, and that I was able to find you! :)"
- Private Party in NYC

"I did really enjoy the event last night - not only was it informative, well run, and interesting it elicited a unique form of bonding that transcended the usual networking experience." V.E.

"Roxanne, thanks for hosting our company's wine and chocolate pairing event. Everyone had a great time. It was certainly a fun and different way to experience two things we already love!! Your passion for chocolate really shows in your presentation and I think we all learned a lot about how chocolate is made and why your chocolates are different from what you find in the candy aisle!"
Rebecca - Large NYC Insurance Company

"Thank you very much! It was a pleasure meeting you and participating in your wine & chocolate pairing. We had a terrific time last night." Fran - Large NYC Financial Institution - client appreciation

"You just won over the biggest West Side Snobs" - Guest at a private party in NYC

"Everyone really enjoyed it and you managed it perfectly. They are a spirited group...I am now even more excited about our partnership and know that it will be a big success." - General Manager of a International Hotel

"You were awesome. Thanks for everything. I've been fielding calls from everyone with nothing but compliments about the tasting. The evening was a great success, in no small part by you and your incredible professionalism and (obvious) knowledge, love and passion for what you do.
I can't wait to have another event and have you do your thing" - Private Party

"I had the opportunity to see Roxanne in action and I must
tell you that she is very terrific. Her expertise is apparent and she gets the crowd interested, involved and enthused. (And yes, the chocolate and wine are good too:) )"
I would recommend that you connect with her for
networking purposes and think of her for personal and corporate events." - A's Network Endorsement

"I, too, can attest to Roxanne's expertise. The Long Island chapter of Friendship Force International recently home hosted a group from Leuven, Belgium. One of the activities we planned for them was a trip to the North Fork for a picnic, a farm tour, a vineyard tour, and then a wine
& chocolate pairing led by Roxanne. They could have been a tough crowd-- Belgian's & chocolate! They raved about Roxanne." - Sheila Z, Friendship Force

"Thank you so much for presenting your extraordinary chocolate and wine pairings...The feedback from every person with whom I spoke was a rave review." - Chairperson from a Breast Cancer Foundation.

Wine and Chocolate Pairing Class

A Palate Pleasing Adventure!

One of many NY area venues where you can find the only Chocolate Sommelier. Whether a public or private event – wine bar, winery, restaurant, living room or board room, each wine and chocolate pairing will be a different and an exotic experience. Roxanne does the hard work – [...]