It’s a fun and unique gathering for couples, family, friends & colleagues

Enhances experiences (Live or Virtual) at celebrations, events, special occasions, conferences

Promotes team building and customer appreciation

Delves into the curiously provocative world of chocolate and its surprising suitors

Showcases especially curated mix-and-match menus of chocolates & ingredients

Is a deliciously distinctive edible journey highlighting flavors, facts & folklore

Elevates your knowledge and enriches your tastebuds


Sweet and Savory tastes and traditions abound! Sophia and Mara work together with each client
to cultivate and curate a 4-piece custom-designed palate pleasing menu.

Guests taste, learn about and enjoy alluring dark, milk and white chocolates alongside intriguing inclusions and infusions. The delight is in the details.

Each personalized Chocolate & What?! Tasting is priced accordingly, with added amenity options.



Sophia Contreras Rea is a renowned chocolate sommelier and former private chef to entertainers and celebrities. Her greatest professional love over the years has been providing refined chocolate tastings, in the tradition of the Slow Food movement. In 2012, Rea started Projet Chocolat, her company devoted to, “elevating the culture and enjoyment of chocolate.” Projet Chocolat helps celebrate the pleasures of tasting chocolate rather than just merely eating it.

“Chocolate is more complex than we know.”
“I like to help teach people how to slow down to understand the diverse layers and delights of chocolate.”
- Sophia



Master Foodie Mara Papatheodorou is an internationally recognized tastes and traditions expert and a nationally established entertaining specialist. Her extensive background includes twelve years of executive editorial and producing experience at Bon Appetit Magazine. She carries her culinary compass in one hand and her passport in the other. She is a consumer ambassador who highlights and interprets the connection of culture and cuisine through facts, flavors, flair and folklore. And she adores all things chocolate!

"Food connects us and history enlightens us. Tiny bites from the world’s vast flavor-filled landscapes wake up our tastebuds and open our eyes to the stories of tastes and traditions, especially when it involves chocolate.”
- Mara


Book Your Chocolate & What?! Tasting Now!

Tel: 323-377-0817

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