Steve Amaral barely slept before arriving at work Tuesday morning. As co-owner and executive chef of North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue, he said there’s no busier time than the lead-in to Valentine’s Day.
“It definitely keeps us really busy,” he said. “During a busy season, we’ll do about 60 or 70 hours a week.”
This weekend, Amaral and his team of chocolatiers will make about 10,000 bonbons in preparation for the holiday, which falls on a Tuesday this year. They include heart-shaped milk chocolate truffles filled with strawberry preserves, an assortment of heart- and rose-shaped chocolate pops and “be mine” chocolates. Naturally, orders will be placed in red heart-shaped boxes. (more…)
Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator. (Credit: Rachel Young)
Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer North Fork Chocolate Company is the proud recipient of the 2014 Long Island Food Critic Award of Excellence for Finest Chocolatier. (more…)
Northforker.com presents our first “Experience North Fork” Giveaway of the year. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter, which means you “like,” “follow,” “pin” or “join” to enter to win. To increase your odds, re-tweet the giveaway and earn double the entries. We are excited to announce our newest partner, North Fork Chocolate Company. (more…)