10/21/14 12:00pm
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Ann Corley, co-owner of North Fork Chocolate Company, with the outfit’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the Calverton Business Incubator last year. The duo is opening their first retail shop in Aquebogue in February. (Credit: Rachel Young)

North Fork Chocolate Company will open its first retail shop in Aquebogue before Valentine’s Day 2015, co-owner Ann Corley announced Monday. (more…)

08/09/14 10:51am
Kyle Strong-Romeo, sous chef at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn plates bluesih with peach relish. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Kyle Strong-Romeo, sous chef at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, plates bluefish with peach relish at the “Seafood Throwdown” at Grown on Long Island Day at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

How do you take the musty-smelling, sharp-toothed bluefish and make it palatable for the masses?

It helps if you have a quartet of talented North Fork chefs on hand and a whole lot of olive oil for poaching. (more…)

10/05/13 12:00pm
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Photo by Rachel Young | 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.

It’s been a good year for North Fork Chocolate Company so far, and the fall looks even brighter. This month, the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer will launch its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

“We’re very excited and happy to do something local for the community,” said owner Ann Corley. “It’s a new niche. There’s nothing like it here at the food court.” (more…)