Enjoy a night of food, fun, and philanthropy as Carmen Portillo, of Cocoa Belle Chocolates, leads a cooking class at Eggshells Kitchen Company to benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance! These benefit classes are sponsored by Eggshells Kitchen Company and Ben E. Keith Foods. Tickets are $50 per person with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, the only statewide hunger-relief organization.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR Carmen Portillo moved to the United Kingdom in 2003. While abroad Carmen had her first handmade, gourmet chocolate truffle. Later she traveled to Paris, France and caught the chocolate fever! Upon returning to home over a year later, she longed for that experience again.
Carmen is the CEO & Chocolatier of Cocoa Belle Chocolates, and Co-Founder of CB-Dulce Cannabidiol-Infused Chocolate.
In April 2019, Carmen was featured as a competitor on “Bake You Rich,” which aired on the Food Network. Other features include 2019 AY “Best Arkansas Handmade Product” and Vogue Magazine’s “2017 Culinary Collection”.
Carmen studied at the Notter School for Confectionary and Chocolate Arts in Orlando, Florida combined with a certificate from Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolate Arts, making Carmen the first Certified Professional Chocolatier in the State of Arkansas.