Chocolate Culinary Center

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Delysia Chocolatier has announced plans to open a state of the art chocolate culinary center this November. Located in North Austin, Texas, the 2000 square foot Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center will serve both as our base of operations and as a community gathering space that will host educational classes, chocolate pairing events, pop up dinners and more.

More than two years in the making, the technologically advanced Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center is the first complex of its kind in the State of Texas. The ultra-modern edifice showcases an impressive 23 x 32 foot kitchen, exquisitely equipped with stainless steel Bosch appliances, leading edge tempering machines, island and expandable seating, as well as a special chocolate cooling room and conditioned space, guaranteeing perfect crystallization. The center also includes a 16 x 12.5 foot conference room equipped with a 65” LED Smart TV with Theater 3D, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and walls.

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Upon entering the Chocolate Culinary Center, guests are greeted in a luxurious lobby that features an intricately-branded design that includes Italian hand-blown glass lighting fixtures, a commercial grade audio system and wireless smartphone charging stations. Strategically coordinated natural lighting highlights the stunning craftsmanship and forward-thinking scope of the culinary center’s artistic architecture, adding to the high tech headquarters’ alluring charm.

At the Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center, chocolate lovers will be able to experience firsthand the process of making chocolate, learn where their chocolate originates from and receive education on its health benefits. The center will become a learning hub where the people of Austin and its surrounding communities can gather with friends and families to enjoy a peerless, positive chocolate “experience”. In short, the Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center is a modern day chocolate factory.

Nicole_Patel_7a“Six years ago, when I launched Delysia Chocolatier, it was a very small endeavor. A hobby,” states founder and chocolatier, chef Nicole Patel. “I never imagined that we would one day own our very own facility, nor that we would have the support to grow to such a size. After two years of hard work, headaches and setbacks, I am proud to announce that we have finished work on our chocolate culinary center. It is my sincere pleasure to open the doors to Austin’s first chocolate culinary center and to introduce to a larger market, the wonderful and sustainably crafted chocolates that we produce.”

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.

2 responses to “Chocolate Culinary Center”

  1. Greetings and glad you are here in North Austin! As a believer that Chocolate is a food for life and rarely have a day that I do not indulge in good chocolate, I am very happy you will be nearby.
    I look forward to your grand opening and if you decide that you need some help in your shop or the opening ,please contact me. I can brief you on my experience with the public and retail business of many years as well as owning my own business.
    Congrats on your achievement! Blessings, PATTY