Chocolatiers

(a.k.a. the great restaurants and organizations who will be serving yummy chocolate treats!)

Chocolats Passion

Chocolats Passion, owned by French native Catherine Wiersema, seeks to deliver beauty and deliciousness with every chocolate.  Catherine’s core belief is that “you eat with your eyes first”, so each flavor displays a softly hued cocoa butter coloration.   She loves creating flavors that balance sweetness with bright or bittersweet counterpoints. Great ingredients are essential, so Catherine only uses organic cream, butter, honey and citrus, and makes her hazelnut and pistachio pastes from scratch with a stone grinder. Candying is done the old fashioned French way, over a period of two weeks.  Once created, her chocolates find their way in beautiful gift boxes that can be customized for the perfect gift.

Cocoa Connection

Cocoa Connection was established to showcase tasty abundant Maine ingredients through delightful chocolate truffle creations. By sourcing at least one of our ingredients locally we connect our love of quality chocolate with our love for Maine’s best flavors. We provide a monthly chocolate truffle subscription with your choice of various flavors. Each truffle is handmade to order, by our in house chocolatier, to ensure that the freshest truffles makes it to your doorstep. Our goal is to help our Maine producers thrive by utilizing ingredients they produce and source. Help us achieve this and enjoy some delightful truffles by making your first purchase and/or signing up for a first of the month monthly subscription.

The Friskey Whisk

The Frisky Whisk is a from-scratch bakery located in Gray, Maine.   Owner/baker Emily Wright started her home-based wholesale bakery in 2009, and opened the retail location with her partner, Willis Croninger, in October of 2016. The Frisky Whisk has continually expanded its menu from just a few flavors to more than 40 kinds of cupcakes! They have also added new menu items such as gourmet brownies, whoopie pies and ice cream tacos.

Izzy's Cheesecakes

We’re proud to have been receiving rave reviews like this since 1985. What started as a hobby in David “Izzy” Izenstatt’s kitchen is now served and available in over 200 restaurants, grocery stores and retail establishments throughout New England. Still crafted in small batches by Izzy in his Portland, Maine bakery and storefront, the collection has grown to include year round classics, seasonal favorites and now gluten free offerings.

Lil's Cafe & Bakery

Bringing a cafe to Wallingford Square has been our dream. Lil’s is named for Lilian Mangos, who worked the cash register at Bob’s Clam Hut for over 20 years. All of our pastries and breads are made on-site. Stop in for breakfast or lunch and enjoy one of our delicious crullers with a hot cup of Tandem coffee.

Maine Gourmet Chocolates

Maine Gourmet Chocolates is located at 170 Main St. in Auburn. Fine confections and lots of novlety candies. Brittles, needhams, barks and more. Open year round 5 days a week.

My Lovi LLC

My Lovi LLC is a local bakery and chocolatier located in Windham, Maine. We specialize is gourmet chocolates, from scratch cakes, pies and cupcakes which are perfect for weddings, showers, special occasions, and corporate gift giving. All of our products are made in small batches/made to order using only the finest ingredients to ensure that each piece is pure bliss. Customer favorites include our Caramels with Maine Sea Salt and Maine’s “Needhams”. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

PATHS

The Culinary Concepts program is designed as a 2 year intensive that prepares the student for immediate entry into the exciting world of culinary professionals. Portland Maine is one the richest cities in the country for dining out. World class chefs and restaurants are plentiful, and they are always looking for quality employees. This program will have you ready to apply for those jobs with confidence. If  you are a people person and want to work in a dining room, we also cover table service by providing customer service opportunities in our own dining room, serving meals to be eaten in or take out. Many people work their way through college by waiting tables. This program will ensure you know what you are committing to and how to do earn top gratuities with grace.

Rossi's Italian Bakery

The bakery opened April 13, 2013 in the Atlantic House, at 2 Beach Street at York Beach. Owners Ted and Debbie Flanagan, who met in a bakery in Peabody, Massachusetts, managed an Italian bakery in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

In 2013 the couple decided it was time to open their own business and relocate to York Maine. They named the business after Ted Flanagan’s mother, Joan Rossi Flanagan, who also lives in York. In January of 2016 the bakery relocated to its new home in Meadowbrook Plaza, 647 US Route 1, York, Maine 03909.

Scattoloni

Chef Ed Foley is a Pastry Chef who trained the new owner, Andrea Swanson, and has been a friend and mentor to her for over 15 years. Andrea has worked in restaurants and hotels in the Portland and Greater Portland area for over 20 years learning the ropes and honing the skills she acquired working with her mentor Ed Foley. As Ed looked to the future, and made the decision to sell his gourmet pastry shop, Andrea was first on his list to pass the baker’s torch, and she jumped at the opportunity and named it Scattoloni. Her main goal is to provide the same quality service and products at Scattoloni that you’ve come to love and expect from Foley’s. Her second is to entice you in to try her own creations alongside the favorites, so save room! All baked goods are made on the premises with top quality ingredients.

SMCC

Chocolately treats served up by students and staff from the Associate Degree in Culinary Arts program at Southern Maine Community College. As the third largest national industry and the largest in the state of Maine, the food industry estimates more than 60,000 additional chefs will be needed each year in the United States. SMCC’s Culinary Arts program offers instruction in food preparation and service to supply these demands.

Standard Baking Co.

Standard Baking Co. is a family owned and operated business that has been part of downtown Portland since 1995. Our intention has always been to make truly good, artisanal baked goods and to serve our customers as best as possible.

Handcrafted and baked throughout the day in our 12-ton, stone deck oven, you’ll find traditional French baguettes, hearty German Vollkornbrot, fragrant Focaccia, and our all-organic Miche, made from 100% Maine grown and milled whole grains. Hand-rolled croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, and scones, are prepared in plain view in our open production bakery and often served still warm from our ovens. Everything we make embodies our commitment to artisanal methods, natural ingredients and delicious food.

Sweet Kisses Confections

Sweet Kisses is a local Maine business. We pride ourselves on making everything fresh and from scratch, none of our product is bought from other companies and labeled as our own. We will deliver or ship anywhere in the US.

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