Notes from the Chocolatier’s Kitchen – October


I am beyond humbled for the incredible support I have received in helping the Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center come to life. After two years of sometimes challenging moments, it was an astounding feeling to finally open the doors and allow media and industry professionals into my latest (and personal) endeavor. Although I only had a few moments with each guest, it was a gift to watch them share in the delight of chocolate alongside me. It was also a gift to highlight some of the incredible partnerships I have developed over the past six years by featuring chocolate pairings with Tito’s Vodka, Becker Vineyards, Lange Twins Family Winery, William Chris Vineyards, Salt Lick Cellars, and W. & J. Graham’s Vintage Port.

Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center in Austin, TX
Delysia Chocolate Culinary Center in Austin, TX

I’m looking forward to what the future holds and more importantly, what memories will be created inside the Culinary Center. I have always wanted Delysia Chocolatier to create extraordinary experiences through chocolate, and now I have the opportunity to do that in new ways: through events, classes, and much more.

I’m very excited to open the doors of the Culinary Center again – this time to the general public. Details on the December event will be featured on our blog next month. Again, thank you to my family, friends, fellow chocolate lovers, media, and industry professionals that have supported me in this very exciting journey.

To read stories on the private opening, please check out the links below!

Austin Chronicle

Austin Business Journal

Sugar Loco

Sushi in the ATX

My Fox Austin

Thank you again,


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.