Chef Nicole Patel named Top 10 Chocolatier in Americas

 

 

Delysia Chocolatier named Top 10 Chocolatier in Americas award

The results are in! For the second year in a row, Delysia Chocolatier’s Chef owner Nicole Patel has the great honor of being named a Six Star Grand Master Chocolatier, as well as Top 10 Chocolatier in the Americas by TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon. It is with great pleasure that Chef Nicole Patel accepts this award amongst other noteworthy Chocolatiers and Confectioners from across the continent.

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in the Americas Award winners are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2016 TasteTV Chocolate Salons. Competitions are based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Sacramento, as well as through standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Best Hot Cocoa, Top Branding, and Best Bridal Chocolates.

Chef Nicole Patel is just as impressive as the confections she handcrafts. Nicole began making truffles as a way to relieve the daily stress as a corporate engineer. What began as a fun pastime grew into a passion that she wanted to share with the world. With a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering degree, Nicole brings her unique attention to detail and efficiency into the kitchen to ensure that each Parisian-style truffle and chocolate bark is made with care.

“It is an honor to bring such an international award for the second time to the Austin community and our loyal customers. Each year we strive to create innovative new products to top the year before, and I love the willingness of our customers to try our creations. I think this open-mindedness is something that is really unique to Austin and allows small business owners like myself to be successful,” states Chef Patel.

With unique creations such as our Gianduja, Ghost Pepper chocolate bark, and our Tito’s Handmade Vodka Chocolate Truffle Collection, it’s not hard to see why Delysia Chocolatier has become a local favorite and an award-winning business.

Delysia Chocolatier’s Culinary Center and Chocolate Boutique is located in Austin, Texas where Nicole resides with her husband and two children. We invite you to join us for a complimentary chocolate tasting on the weekend in the same space that each delicacy is handmade, creating a unique experience and lasting memories.

CaramelSilver2016Most Unique: Smoked cigar caramel chocolate truffles

 

 

 

 

 

Most Unique: BBQ Brisket Caramel Chocolate TrufflesBest Exterior Design: Smoked cigar caramel chocolate truffles
Most Unique: BBQ brisket caramel chocolate truffles

 

 

 

 

BarGold2016

Most Unique: Cricket Chocolate Bar

 

 

 

 

 

BarSilver2016

 

Best Product Name: Spicy mango chocolate bark

 

 

 

 

BarBronze2016

Most Unique: Spicy Mango Chocolate Bar
Best Mixed Chocolate Bar: Spicy Mango Chocolate Bark,
Best Product Name: Hummingbird Cake Chocolate Truffles
Best Ingredient Combination: Spicy Mango Chocolate Bar

 

 

 

BridalBronze2016

Most Delicious Ingredient Combination: “Love” Bridal Chocolate Truffles
Best Presentation and Packaging: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters

 

 

 

 

BridalSilver2016

Best Milk Chocolate: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters
Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations: ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto)
Best Bridal Gift Set: ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto) and ‘LOVE’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc
Most Luxurious Chocolate ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto)
Best Traditional Chocolates: ‘Love’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc
Best For The Bride: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters and ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto)
Best For The Wedding Reception: ‘LOVE’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc
Best Presentation and Packaging: ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto)

 

BridalGold2016

Best Dark Chocolate: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters and ‘I Do’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc (spiced orange & almond amaretto)
Best Truffle: ‘Love’ bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc
Most Artistic Designs: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters
Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience: “Love” bridal chocolate truffle favor box, 4-pc
Best Traditional Chocolates: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters
Best For The Wedding Reception: Monogrammed solid chocolate letters

 

WhiteBronze2016Best Texture:Banana split white chocolate truffles
Most Unique: White peach balsamic white chocolate truffles and Banana split white chocolate truffles
Best Packaging: White peach balsamic white chocolate truffles and Banana split white chocolate truffles
Best Graphics: Key lime pie white chocolate truffles
Best Product Name:Key lime pie white chocolate truffles and Banana split white chocolate truffles

 

 

Best Ingredient Combination: Key Lime Pie White Chocolate Truffles

Best Ingredient Combinations: Key lime pie white chocolate truffles, White peach balsamic white chocolate, and Banana split white chocolate truffles
Best Taste:Banana split white chocolate truffles
Best Texture:White peach balsamic white chocolate truffles
Best White Chocolate: Key lime pie white chocolate truffles, White peach balsamic white chocolate truffles, and Banana split white chocolate truffles
Best Packaging: Key lime pie white chocolate truffles

 

WhiteGold2016

Best Taste: Key lime pie white chocolate truffles

 

 

 

 

 

TruffleArtistry2016-3

3.0 STARS:

Best Taste: Sangria truffle
Best Packaging: Sangria truffle and Mango Habanero Truffle
Most Unique: Mango Habanero Truffle
Best Overall Truffle Artistry: Sangria Truffle

 

 

 

 

 

TruffleArtistry2016-3andhalf

3.5 STARS:

Best Exterior Design: Sangria truffle and Mango Habanero truffle
Most Unique: Sangria truffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

TruffleArtistry2016-44.0 STARS:

Best Exterior Design: Delysia Box Set, Sangria truffle, Mango Habanero truffle
Best Ingredient Combinations: Delysia Box Set and Sangria truffle
Best Taste: Delysia Box Set
Best Overall Truffle Artistry: Delysia Box Set

 

 

 

 

 

TruffleArtistry2016-4andhalf

4.5 STARS:

Most Unique: Delysia Box Set
Best Ingredient Combinations: Delysia Box Set and Sangria truffle
Best Taste: Delysia Box Set
Best Overall Truffle Artistry: Delysia Box Set

 

 

 

 

 

HotChocolate2016-3

3.0 STARS:

Most Unique: Dark Drinking Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HotChocolate2016-3andhalf

3.5 STARS:

Most Unique: Peppermint Drinking Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HotChocolate2016-4

4.0 STARS:

Best Texture: Dark Drinking Chocolate and Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Best Taste: Dark Drinking Chocolate and Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Best Richness: Dark Drinking Chocolate and Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Best Overall Hot Chocolate Experience: Dark Drinking Chocolate and Peppermint Drinking Chocolate

 

 

 

 

HotChocolate2016-4andhalf

4.5 STARS:

Best Ingredient Combinations: Dark Drinking Chocolate and Peppermint Drinking Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a complete list of accolades, please visit The International Chocolate Salon website.

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Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.

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