World-class chocolate guru Chef Alain Roby of the All Chocolate Kitchen will celebrate National Chocolate Day, October 28, by kicking off the first annual “A.C.K. Chocolate Challenge.” Guests are encouraged to take their chance at finishing a basketball-sized Grand-Cru Chocolate Truffle (filled with Chocolate Truffle Mousse) in two hours. Those who complete the challenge successfully will receive their picture on the A.C.K. 23-foot tall all-chocolate enchanted tree and a t-shirt. The truffle costs $150, and $75 for those who finish the challenge successfully.
Roby is the only pastry chef to hold three Guinness World Records for his creations of the World's Tallest Cooked Sugar Building, World’s Tallest Chocolate Tower and World’s Longest Candy Cane reaching 52 feet long. He has served as a celebrity chef for the Celebrity Chef Tour in Chicago and has been the head pastry chef at the NFL Commissioner's Super Bowl Party for 19 years. In addition to his success as a Pastry Chef, Roby released a second edition to his first cookbook, “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts,” featuring some of the most popular recipes from the original and unveiling new ones. Chef’s first edition was hailed as elevating “even a simple dessert into a work of art” and was chosen as an editor’s top ten pick on The Food Channel.
Chef Roby studied and learned his culinary art in Paris from the world famous Pastry Chef Lenotre. His work has been featured in Food & Wine, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Veranda as well as on The Chew, The Learning Channel and Food Network's Extreme Pastry and Sugar Rush shows. He has been highlighted on three Food Network specials: Unwrapped with Mark Summers, Mystery Birthday Cakes, and The World's Tallest Sugar Building. Before opening A.C.K., Chef Roby worked as the Corporate Executive Pastry Chef for a major hotel corporation for 24 years.
A.C.K. is located at 33 South Third Street in beautiful downtown Geneva, Illinois. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.AllChocolateKitchen.com.