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10/5 Barry Callebaut Chocolate Soirée
A Business Networking Reception

Special Thanks to Valery Snisarenko & Kelly Bateman for the Gorgeous Photos!

​Thursday, October 5th, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Hosted by





FACC Ambassador Member
4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Savory Hors d'Oeuvres & Chocolate Delights 

presented by 

The Students of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College 


Wine, Bubbly, Soft Drinks


Prize Winners
Helium Comedy Club - 2 Tickets for Gad Elmaleh:  Brian Norton, PMP, Business Manager, Alma Architecture
Barry Callebaut - 2.5 Kilos of Semi-sweet Chocolate Wafers:  Stephanie Schechner, Professor, Widener University
Barry Callebaut - 5 Kilo Semi-sweet Chocolate Block:  Marine Havel, COO, FAARWELL
Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College - Dinner for 4:  Jonathan Grode, US Practice Director, Green and Spiegel US LLC
Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College - Chocolate Flower Sculpture:  Ije Nwokomah, Regional Security Specialist, OPS Security Group

Savory Hors d’oeuvre Menu

Callebaut Sandwich

Fig, Blue Cheese, Arugula, Chocolate Sauce


Chocolate Tagliatelle

Goat Cheese, Mint




Mole Chicken




Vanilla-Garlic Confit, Hazelnut Chocolate




Salted Carmel-Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib Pretzel



Charred Cauliflower

Shishito Pepper, Dark Chocolate, Almonds

Desserts & Sweets Menu


Crispy “Hot” Chocolate Truffles


Alunga Cremeaux and Gianduja Tartlette


Passion Fruit and Raspberry Barquette




Zephyr Caramel Apple Mousse


Mango White Chocolate Crunch


Triple Chocolate Torte


Chocolate Flourless with praline crunch


Coconut Zephyr Cream and Griotte Profiterole


Tahitian Vanilla and Caramelized White Chocolate Macaron


Gianduja sable


Chocolate Cannelle


Lemon Raspberry Pops


Assorted Chocolates & Candies

Merci Beaucoup to Our Generous Sponsors

Accounting, Tax, Audit
& Consulting Services

FACC Ambassador Member

The world's leading manufacturer of

high-quality chocolate and cocoa products.


FACC Senior Corporate Member

FACC Senior Corporate Member

Meet Our Host

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

FACC Ambassador Member

Founded in 1974 as The Restaurant School, Walnut Hill College is one of Philadelphia’s first colleges to focus on excellence in hospitality education. We prepare our students for the real world by combining classroom teaching with hands-on training in our award-winning restaurants, which are open to the public.

Of course, the training we offer doesn’t just happen on campus. Our students live and learn in the heart of University City, Philadelphia, home to one of the largest student populations in America. With a bustling environment of restaurants and hotels right in our backyard, our students have incredible access to top-notch internships and jobs.

And well beyond Philadelphia, our students go on tuition-paid travel adventures around the world! Hospitality tours of France and England and a cruise and resort tour of Florida & the Bahamas are the highlight of our programs. By studying the industry both locally and globally, students from Walnut Hill College can expand their knowledge and thrive wherever their careers take them.

For more information about the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, please visit http:/

Meet Our Sponsors

BDO USA LLP           

FACC Ambassador Member

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 67,700 people working out of 1,400 offices across 158 countries. For more info, visit

Barry Callebaut Group

FACC Senior Corporate Member


With annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion) in fiscal year 2015/16, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products - from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of close to 10,000 people.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.


The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. 

For more info, visit



Green and Spiegel US LLC

FACC Senior Corporate Member


Green and Spiegel is one of the world's oldest immigration law practices with over 50 years of experience assisting a diverse global clientele. We are headquartered in Toronto, Canada with U.S. offices in Philadelphia, PA, Providence, RI, and Vail, CO.


Green and Spiegel US offers a full range of United States immigration services for employers, temporary workers, individuals and their families.  Whether you are migrating to work, to join your family, as an investor/entrepreneur, or seeking new opportunities, Green and Spiegel can help. If you are an employer who needs an expert to manage your global mobility needs, Green and Spiegel has the depth and breadth of expertise to provide your business with immigration support to ensure global mobility program that operates smoothly and efficiently. For more info, visit

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