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Sandra Hakim pastry chef 

Empowering Culinary Artistry with a Global Heart: The Sandra Hakim Story

A decade-long career as a makeup artist was just the beginning of Sandra Hakim's remarkable journey. Driven by an innate artistic flair and a genuine love for humanity, she embarked on a transformative path that not only delighted palates but also nourished souls across the globe.

As her makeup brushes transitioned into the realm of culinary artistry, Sandra's heart was guided by a deeper purpose - a relentless dedication to aid the less fortunate. A fervent traveler, she traversed the world, immersing herself in diverse cultures and sampling the rich tapestry of local flavors. This journey kindled a passion for food, a force that would ultimately lead her to reimagine her artistic skills within the hallowed halls of culinary school.

What sets Sandra apart is a fusion of technical chocolate mastery, vegetarian and vegan culinary expertise, and an unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes. At the prestigious Natural Gourmet Institute, Sandra's culinary voyage was not just about honing technical skills; it was a revelation that ignited a profound passion for pastry and Chocolate. Eager to expand her horizons, she undertook rigorous studies in European pastry and chocolate at the esteemed DCT University in Switzerland. Here, under the guidance of master chocolatier Luc Eyriey, Sandra's artistic prowess flourished. Her journey continued at Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, where her artistry was refined even further. An internship with luminaries in the New York artisanal chocolate realm solidified her reputation as a rising star.

Yet, it is not just her chocolates that define Sandra's legacy. Her heart beats for a purpose larger than life itself - a commitment to uplift the underprivileged. In her global pursuit of culinary excellence, Sandra has woven a trail of benevolence. From providing nourishing meals to offering shelter, transportation, and medical aid to those in need, Sandra's humanitarian efforts radiate through every endeavor.

"I most recently raised money and went to Ukraine and Poland to help Ukrainians with housing, transportation, accommodation, medical needs, and food, pretty much whatever they needed." 

Fundraiser by Sandra Hakim : Help Ukrainian Refugees - GoFundMe

Acclaimed for her outstanding achievements in the realm of chocolates, Sandra Hakim's story is one of inspiration, empowerment, and selflessness. Having garnered academic accolades for her exceptional chocolate creations, she returned to the vibrant streets of New York to establish her own independent chocolate studio. Here, amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, she creates confections that delight the senses and uplift spirits, all while continuing her noble mission to make the world a better place, one delectable creation at a time.

Indulge in our meticulously crafted, ethically sourced gourmet chocolate collection featuring a symphony of flavors. Explore our range of exquisite dark, milk, and white chocolate bars, alongside an array of gourmet truffles, bonbons, and specialty holiday chocolates. Every single handmade masterpiece is a captivating edible creation, designed to awaken and tantalize all your senses. 

 Fairtrade   gluten free   gmo free     kosher

• Ethical Sourcing • Kosher Certified •Non-GMO •Gluten-free •Fair trade and No Added Vegetable Fat

• Exclusively Pure Prime-Pressed Cacao Butter • Swiss-Origin Dairy Ingredients 

• Non-GMO Soy Lecithin Emulsifier • Authentic Tahitian, Mexican & Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans 

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