I had the privilege to speak with the queen of chocolate and entrepreneur Valerie Beck. I met Valerie at a Chicago patisserie:Toni Patisserie and Café and talked about all things chocolate of course.
You are a Chocolate Connoisseur and an Attorney second or is it the other way around?
I went to Harvard Law School, but haven’t practiced law in over a decade, so you can definitely say I’m a “recovered attorney!” I’m an entrepreneur and chocolate expert who speaks and consults on chocolate, and that suits me beautifully!
What makes you a Chocolate expert?
I love a woman entrepreneur that really goes after what she loves. And who doesn’t love chocolate? But you take a step further by describing chocolate as inspiring. Do tell ….
What advice can you give to other women who would like to follow their dreams and own their own business?
What chocolate stores are your favorite in Chicago?
Since this is a fashion blog and your very stylish, let us know one thing you have in your bag at all times (chocolate not counted).
Thank you Valerie! Now let’s eat some chocolate!