-Owner & Chocolatier, Bittersweet Artisan Truffle
-Certificate in Chocolate & Candy Making from Culinary Institute of America
-Degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition from University of Illinois
As a little girl, being beside her grandmother and mother in the kitchen taught Audrey Scherrer a lot about cooking and baking. In fact, by the age of 10, Audrey was already making homemade pie dough and biscuits. This would only be the beginning of her cooking experience.
After earning her degree in food science and human nutrition, Audrey traveled to New York City to train with chocolatiers at the Culinary Institute of America. While in New York City, Audrey became very interested in using chocolate in her desserts because she enjoyed the challenge of working with this temperamental ingredient.
She also spent time in Italy to develop her knowledge in the culinary field. After returning home, she remembers an unforgettable cooking mishap she and her mother had when hosting a dinner party. They were making handmade gnocchi for 50 people when they realized they had added twice the amount of flour and four times the amount of butter the recipe called for. It just goes to show; even some of the most experienced cooks make mistakes!
Audrey hopes that her guests leave her classes with a sense of accomplishment and are excited to share their experience with someone else.
Audrey’s Cooking Tip: “A good cook is like a sorceress that dispenses happiness.” –Elsa Schieparelli
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