Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Chocolate Rose Shoppe - Shows or Tastings

The following is a list of Chocolate shows/tastings that we will be attending or have attended:

Morris Museum - Morristown, NJ - February 12th, 2011

A Taste of Madison - Madison, NJ - January 18th, 2011

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts - December 4th

The Chocolate Show - NYC - November 11th

The Franciscan Charities Auction - October 3rd - 17th

Bottle Hill Day - Madison, NJ - October 2nd

The Philly Candy Show - Atlantic City, NJ - September 13th

The Rotary Family Festival at Florham Park - September 9th-12th

Chocolate Tasting - The Chocolate Rose Shoppe - Thursday April 29 - 5pm-7pm

Madison Chamber - Easter Fun Fest
Saturday, March 27 - 11am-12:30pm
The Chocolate Rose Shoppe will be handing out candy and toy filled Easter eggs, as will other businesses in town.

Taste of Madison - March 15, 2010
We offered free samples from Enjou, Hachez, Santander, Neuhaus, Madelaine, Alberti, and Pernigotti.   There were over 500 visitors.

Morris Museum - Chocolate Festival - February 13, 2010
We have been asked to host a Chocolate tasting table at their festival.  As this is the day before Valentines Day, Sue will likely attend this event handing out chocolate while I am working at our Shoppe.  The event was a success as there were over 600 visitors to the Festival even though they were only expecting about 200.  We gave out a lot of free samples.

Hearts for Haiti NJ - Our Shoppe - February 11, 2010
The Hearts for Haiti Madison NJ Launch Celebration will be held on this date from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at our shoppe in Madison, NJ.  Please stop by to help get this Red Cross affiliated fund raising started.  Chocolate, wine and cheese will be served by The Chocolate Rose Shoppe, Main Street Wine Cellars and Whole Foods.

Philadelphia National Candy Gift Gourmet Show - Atlantic City NJ - January 11, 2010
As this was a Monday, only one of us was able to attend this event.  At this show, we were able to visit and meet with a couple of our current vendors for the fist time. It was nice to finally meet some of the people we have been talking to on the phone.  We also did some research into adding a refrigerated display case and truffles for individual sale.

Studio Allegro - Nutcracker Ballet Performance - Madison NJ - December 13, 2009
We sold chocolate ballet pops, roses and toy soldiers after each of the two beautiful performances.  This was a great way for us to get out in front of people to promote our shoppe and to watch our daughter in her second Nutcracker performance.  Thank you to Susan and Leslie for letting us do this.

Chocolate Show - New York 2009 - November 1, 2009
This show was great for Sue and I to attend.  We ended up finding a couple of suppliers for our shop during this Sunday excursion and learned a lot about this business.