The University of Chicago Women's Business Group invites you and a guest to this unique member-only social and cultural event.
Katherine Duncan, founder of Katherine Anne Confections, will tell us her start-up story and guide our group to creating classic hand-rolled truffles. Small teams of 3 to 4 participants will create a truffle recipe completely from scratch. You'll create, measure, chill, scoop, and roll truffles to completion. Everyone will leave with a sampling of the truffles created that day (approximately 10).
Please wear close-toed shoes and pull your hair back (if possible) as we are a working kitchen. The experience will last 2.5 to 3 hours. Street parking on Armitage and neighboring streets is free and ample.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share. Contact Khloe at khloe@ChicagoBooth.edu if you are interested in dining out in Logan Square after the class.
Mp>UCWBG is offering a $5 discount for members and guests off the regular price of $60, but you must register at ucwbg.org. Become a member today! Membership is open to all members of the UChicago community: students, faculty and alumni.
To learn more about Chicago's confectionary history, check out this site from the University of Chicago library: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/chicagocandy/index.html
About Katherine Duncan
Katherine's upbringing on a small Wisconsin farm led to an appreciation for fresh, delicious products. Her first venture started at the age of 10 when she turned cream from her family's cows into soft, old-fashioned caramels. "Katherine's Karamels" were sold at Dad's office for 25 cents a piece and quickly became a local favorite. Soon, her caramels and truffles were highly anticipated gifts every Christmas. In the fall of 2006 Katherine Anne Confections launched in Chicago.
About the Business
Katherine Anne Confections combines artisanal methods with local and organic ingredients. Truffles are rolled and hand dipped for an elegant look. Local farmers are used whenever possible. Cream is from a 500-cow herd of Jerseys in central Illinois and local wildflower honey is used to replace corn syrup. Flavors are a twist on the traditional, including Cherry Amaretto, Citrus, and Toasted Coconut Rum. Katherine Anne's products can be found all over the Chicago area. A list can be found on their website, www.katherine-anne.com