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Contest

Have you entered the Chocolate Adventure Contest yet? Hurry!

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time when I ask you to dust off that kitchen counter (not that it was dusty, right?), conjure up that sweet creativity, and put those thinking caps on. Why? Because it’s time once again for The Chocolate Adventure Contest! As I’ve done for the past [...]

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Only a few more days to enter!

by Matt on December 31, 2012

Psst…I couldn’t let the year end without reminding you that the Chocolate Adventure Contest is coming to and end! But not to worry, you have until January 2nd to enter, so I hope you get those last minute entries in! You certainly don’t want to miss  a chance to win $25,000 from Scharffen Berger Chocolate [...]

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While you may still be a bit overstuffed from Thanksiving, this is a perfect time to remind you that we’re officially in holiday mode which means S-W-E-E-T-S!  And I really do want to remind you as well that the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest is well under way! You’ve entered, right? What do you mean [...]

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US Army Culinary Arts Competition

by Matt on May 27, 2012

This post originally appeared in 2010. I am rerunning it this Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of all those who have served. Matt’s Forward: I wanted to offer a recap of the day I spent with the US Army and cover this event objectively. I wanted to view myself as a reporter of some sorts, [...]

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Last February I went to San Francisco to judge the “Elevate a Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger Chocolate” contest, and as usual it was an afternoon filled with some amazing recipes and great company. I loved participating for the 3rd year in a row as a judge, and this year’s theme really worked it out: [...]

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Exploring Vancouver Like A Local!

by Matt on October 20, 2011

Hi friends! Color me giddy, thrilled and senselessly excited: I’m partnering up with the fine folks at Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure (American Express Publishing) and the Canadian Tourism Commission to announce a rather jam-packed event I’m participating in.  I am still putting the final details on everything but can finally announce it! When [...]

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Calling All Bakers!

by Matt on October 4, 2011

Calling all bakers! I am so happy to announce the Scharrfen Berger Elevate A Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger Chocolate Contest! For the third year in a row I am returning as a judge for this fantastic contest and I must tell you that this year will be an amazing event, no doubt about it.  [...]

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Well whatddayaknow? Today is the relase of our first book, On A Stick! I’m thrilled, elated, a bit nervous but happy that this book hits store shelves today. It was an incredibly fun project that required some state fair visits, tons of research and plenty of taste testing and you should know I gave 150% [...]

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Judging The Cherry Contest

by Matt on March 20, 2011

A few weeks ago I headed down to sunny and beautiful San Diego (which I am loving more than humanly possible these days but more about that later!) to judge the Powered By Red recipe contest from Choose Cherries. Stop right there, I know what you’re thinking: “you have to head down to one of [...]

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