The Chocolatier & the Desserted Island: Kate Shaffer Demonstration

Sunday, February 5, 1 pm

City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street Fairfax, VA

About the Event

Indulge in a live demonstration at the City of Fairfax’s Chocolate Lovers Festival by chocolatier and cookbook author, Kate Shaffer. Shaffer will share tips, tricks, and tales about living your best chocolate-filled life from her books Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier, and Chocolate for Beginners: Techniques and Recipes for Making Chocolate Candy, Confections, Cakes and More. This Fall for the Book event is presented in partnership with the City of Fairfax. Tickets are suggested, not required.

Kate Shaffer is a writer and small business owner based in Portland, Maine. She is the author of three cookbooks, which have earned accolades from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the Foreword Indies Awards, and include a spot on Food & Wine’s 2011 Top 25 Cookbooks of the Year. Kate has written about food and cooking for various regional publications, including the Portland Press Herald, Creative Maine, and Edible Maine.

Kate is the founder of Ragged Coast Chocolates (, an award-winning artisanal confectionery and baking company which utilizes directly traded and sustainably produced chocolate and locally sourced fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, and flowers. Kate lives in Portland, Maine’s East End with her husband Steve, and three cats, Maurice, Lenny, and The Noodle.

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