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Friday, November 6, 2015

Amy Guittard, a fifth generation chocolate maker at the Guittard Chocolate Company, and author of the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco's Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company joined me Monday at 9:00am pst!

Great start to today's show
featuring special guest Amy Guittard
of the Guittard Chocolate Company
(I kept craving hot chocolate during our conversation!) 

If you missed Amy Guittard on today's show, listen here!

Amy Guittard joined me this morning from the amazing Guittard Chocolate family. She is a fifth generation chocolate maker at the Guittard Chocolate Company, and has written the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco's Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company . Founded almost 150 years ago in San Francisco by Amy's great-great-grandfather Etienne, Guittard is America's oldest continuously family-run chocolate company and has been making artisan chocolate for home bakers, pastry chefs, and confectioners alike.

Amy is the first Guittard woman to join the family business and this is going to be a great conversation about her role and how she decided to become part of the family biz!

Not only does she oversee marketing (including the company's brand refresh) she has taken an increasingly larger role in sourcing and sustainability efforts visiting and collaborating with growers, buyers and chefs. In August, she traveled to the Ivory Coast with John Kehoe, Guittard’s Director of Sustainability, as part of their ongoing effort to engage with their supply chain. Amy met with various partners, farmer groups, and government entities regarding the Ivorian market, their work with World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), and their sustainability and sourcing efforts.

The 60 recipes in the book share the story of the Guittard family and friends and chocolate traditions all while connecting the reader with chocolate's history, culture, and artistry.

Amy’s photos are on Guittard’s Instagram.

See the tantalizing book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFPsRc3hyBA



ABOUT AMY GUITTARD
Amy Guittard is a fifth-generation San Franciscan who oversees marketing and is increasingly involved in sourcing and sustainability measures at Guittard Chocolate Company, the company her great-great-grandfather founded in 1868. She is often traveling the globe to meet with farmers, buyers, traders, and chefs. Amy is an avid surfer, runner, farmers’ market shopper, and photographer. Amy is a board member of Creative Growth Art Center, a non-profit that serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. She lives in San Francisco.

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