Doreen Pendgracs

chocolate writer,, chocolate travel, and chocolate adventurist in Manitoba, Canada

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My project is Chocolatour, an immersion into the world of artisanal chocolate. After more than seven years of chocolate research to 16 countries and counting, a clear mission revealed itself to me, and I'm thrilled to share it with you here:

The mission of Chocolatour is to educate, entertain, and inspire chocolate lovers to gain greater knowledge of the world of chocolate through travel.

You'll find a lot more about me and about Chocolatour on my site at http://chocolatour.net. Please subscribe and help me achieve my mission of sharing an insider's look at the farmers growing the cacao and the creative artisans who make delicious handcrafted chocolate from it.

I published volume I of, "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate" in late 2013. I'm currently researching volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate Adventures" and in addition to writing about chocolate, travel, wine, and the culinary world, I'm a passionate keynote speaker and organizer of chocolate events, and a tour guide to the chocolate hotspots of the world.

I've also written a book about volunteerism, as I've spent a good part of my life volunteering for various non-profit associations. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) and currently live in Manitoba's Interlake Region.

  • Work
    • Chocolatour
  • Education
    • Creative Communications
    • Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters International