Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Chocolate & Irish Cream
Friday, March 19th, 2021 
7:00 - 8:00 pm CT


André's is excited to partner with Five Farms Irish Cream, the world's first farm-to-table Irish Cream Liqueur, to bring you a St. Patrick's Day-inspired tasting class experience.

Five Farms was launched to considerable acclaim in 2016 and it is the highest-scoring Irish cream liqueur in history. André's sources Five Farms Irish Cream to showcase its extraordinary flavor in chocolate truffles, specialty coffees, and hot chocolate drinks, and now chocolate caramels that are being released just in time for this event. 

 

 

 

Five Farms’ Johnny Harte will join the live event from Ireland to share history about the company and their Irish cream.
André's Owner + Executive Chef René Bollier will talk through how their collaborative chocolates are made and guide you through a tasting of André's products.

While chocolate is one of Switzerland's greatest exports, dairy is arguably Ireland's, and we’re thrilled to give a little St. Patrick’s Day love to the subject of Irish cream.

Order kits for pick up here.
Order kits for shipping/without Irish Cream here.


ABOUT THE CLASS:

Learn the story behind the luxury Irish cream liqueur and about Five Farms as well as the history of André's and how chocolate is made. Taste your way through chocolates and Irish Cream and discover recipes for creating the perfect Irish Cream coffee and hot chocolate at home.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Guests will receive André's Chocolate Bars, Collaborative Irish Cream Chocolate Candies, André's Signature Hot Chocolate and Signature Blend Roasterie Coffee along with recipes and 2 branded ceramic mugs (for 2-4 people).

Kits for local pick up here
Kits for shipping/without Irish Cream here

Alcohol cannot be shipped from our location and will need to be purchased separately (if desired, although not necessary to enroll or join in the class).  See link here for where to buy. If you are unable to locate a retailer in your area, please contact Jordan Germano for information and availability at jgermano@mccormickdistilling.com.


ORDERING:

Order by March 12th. Space is limited.
Ordering a kit automatically enrolls you in the March 19th class.
Choose to pick up at André's Kansas City location or to ship nationwide.

Order kits for pick up here.
Order kits for shipping/without Irish Cream here.



UPON PURCHASING:

You will receive an email confirmation along with a follow-up email prior to the event with the Zoom link, Meeting ID and Password to join the video call.
Attendees will need to download (free) Zoom video conferencing on the device that will be used for the video call prior to the event. Please make sure you purchase the class with a valid email address and check your SPAM folder to make sure you receive the email information. 

Store our chocolates in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heating elements.



PRESENTERS

Johnny Harte, Representative of Five Farms, a Premium Brand of Holladay Distillery
John Fitzgerald Harte, M.Sc., is the co-founder of Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur and is based in Ireland. Johnny has been leading the way in the drinks industry for over 20 years. He has been involved in the creation of and restoration of a number of legendary Irish Whiskey and Liqueur brands that are now at the forefront of the Irish drinks renaissance. In 2016, John and his partners at the Holladay Distillery in Weston, Missouri, worked together to develop the world’s first farm-to-table Irish cream liqueur. The creation of Five Farms Irish Cream is John’s greatest achievement to date, employing skills and knowledge gained from his many years of experience in the industry and bringing him back to his own farming roots as a boy.

Jordan Germano, Communications Manager at Holladay Distillery, operated by McCormick Distilling Company.
Jordan has been a part of the team at the Holladay Distillery in Weston, Missouri since 2015. During this time, she has held roles in marketing, tourism, and communications which has allowed her to learn different facets of the industry. Jordan takes pride in sharing the story of the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi still located on its original site and its ever-growing portfolio of premium brands. In 2016, Jordan had the opportunity to assist with the local product launch of Five Farms Irish Cream and witnessed the success and demand firsthand. Following the initial launch, Jordan and the team have continued to build brand awareness for Five Farms Irish Cream both nationally and internationally.

René Bollier, President + Executive Chef at André’s Confiserie Suisse

René, grandson of founders André and Elsbeth Bollier, began his training as a pastry chef and chocolatier at age 11 under his family’s supervision. After attending the University of Kansas, René continued his culinary education training at some of the top pastry shops in Switzerland. He and his wife Nancy returned to Kansas City in 2002 to lead the family business into the third generation. Nothing inspires René more than simply being in the kitchen, perfecting classic recipes and creating new ones for the incredible community that has made André’s a tradition for sixty-five years and counting.

Nancy Bollier, Director of Marketing and Wholesale at André’s Confiserie Suisse
Nancy has a degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She began her career with the family business in mail order and wholesale sales before leaving to raise three children. Before rejoining the family business, she worked alongside Willoughby Design to help launch a brand refresh in 2017. Nancy continues to champion André's brand presence online, through their Kansas City stores, and through premium retailers that carry André's packaged products nationwide.
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For questions about André's or the event, email info@andreschocolates.com.

For questions about Five Farms Irish Cream and/or if you are unable to locate a retailer in your area, please contact Jordan Germano for further information on upcoming availability at jgermano@mccormickdistilling.com.


Space is limited.
Sales end March 12th, 2021.
Order your kit below now.

 

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