Fourth Annual ‘In Celebration of Chocolate’ Brings Dessert Industry Masters to Destination Kohler

Chicago’s Toni Roberts Joins Cocoa-Themed Soiree at the Forbes Five-Star Luxury Resort

KOHLER, Wis. — February 8, 2016 — Chicago-based pastry chef Toni Roberts joins an impressive lineup of culinary talent for Destination Kohler’s fourth annual In Celebration of Chocolate event, Feb. 19-21, 2016. The three-day chocolate-centric experience will feature cocoa-inspired dinners, culinary and educational demonstrations, traditional and untraditional pairings, and the opportunity to taste Kohler Co.’s sweetest product: KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.

During the event, Roberts will host “Putting it All Together: Dark Chocolate S'mores Parfait” at the Main Stage on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 2-3pm. The educational cooking demonstration will show guests how to create her signature treat inspired by a campfire favorite. Roberts will instruct chocolate lovers on how to make the three components: dark chocolate cremeux (also known as the best chocolate pudding ever), cinnamon graham crackers, and rosemary vanilla bean marshmallow fluff.

Roberts oversees the pastry kitchen at the AAA Four-Diamond hotel, theWit, Chicago. As Executive Pastry Chef, Roberts is responsible for the vision and orchestration of witty indulgences and dessert creations throughout the property. Roberts graduated from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) with an Associate of Baking and Pastry Arts in 2005.

Joining Roberts is Donald Wressell, Executive Pastry Chef at the renowned Guittard Chocolate Company, Destination Kohler’s Executive Pastry Chef and World Pastry Champion Josh Johnson, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates’ Head Chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi – recently named one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional – and Lucas Oppeneer, The American Club’s Head Chef (Banquets).

The complete schedule for In Celebration of Chocolate can be found online. Two overnight packages are available – Chocolate Indulgence and Sweet Treat, starting at $161 per person. For reservations, call (800) 344-2838. Stay up to date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Destination Kohler is located in the quaint Village of Kohler located one hour north of Milwaukee and two-hours north of Chicago. 

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
The American Club, a Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 48 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin, is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 48 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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