ENGAGE In Healthy Indulgence
ENGAGE hosted a special networking opportunity, reception and gourmet chocolate tasting designed to highlight the many health benefits of chocolate. Presenter Valerie Beck provided a sampling of various exotic chocolates from around the world ranging from ancient flavors to the most contemporary. The event benefited the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Valerie Beck described her presentation as a trip through the world history of chocolate without leaving your chair. The lively and interactive presentation tested attendees' knowledge of the history and health benefits of chocolate. Ms. Beck founded Chicago Chocolate Tours in 2005 to express her love for Chicago, her love for chocolate, and her love for people. Chicago Chocolate Tours takes locals and visitors to tried-and-true Chicago chocolate shop favorites, as well as chocolate boutiques and pastry shops that are tucked-away hidden treasures.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a not-for-profit food distribution and training center that provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million people every year.