The property management team at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre wanted this year’s holiday gift to be extra special, as they wanted to incorporate the grand opening of the building that occurred that same year. The property management team asked Succulent Chocolates to use their creativity, and talent, to create five 3D replicas of the EY Tower in chocolate. The chocolate replicas were approximately 2.5ft tall made of Belgian chocolate. In addition Succulent Chocolates provided five trays of their most famous truffles for their tenants to enjoy.
Chef Sandra, and her team, ensured that no small detail was overlooked, e.g., the details of the actual building making their way into each replica, personally delivering the chocolate sculpture to each tenant, and providing them a mini hammer to smash the buildings to small pieces to be enjoyed. This was a special touch that created a unique and memorable chocolate experience for our tenants.
The management team has received positive feedback from all tenants. The tenants from the building were awed with the chocolate sculptures when they walked into the reception areas of EY, TMX, and Oxford/OMERS floors.
When we first embarked on this project we knew we were asking for the impossible. Succulent Chocolates knocked it out of the park. We were truly impressed with how much detail went into the sculptures. I would highly recommend Succulent Chocolates if you are looking for a creative gift idea that is sure to impress.
I have been using Succulent Chocolates for the past two years now and they offer an outstanding product with exceptional service. Not only that, but Sandra always goes above and beyond and treats me like a 5-star customer.
My company uses Succulent Chocolates to gift our employees during special events and as an impactful showy centrepiece of chocolatey goodness during our Holiday parties. The Elite Tasting Station and the S’Mores Making Station were beautifully showcased and oh so tasty.
I would like to sincerely thank Sandra and her team for their hard work and enthusiasm in all our events. From our initial consultation to the setup and cleanup, Succulent Chocolates was thorough and flexible, and demonstrated professionalism and dedication to beautiful crafted artisan chocolate. The team were such a pleasure to work with and were always attentive.
We got rave reviews from our attendees. Highly recommend them for your corporate catering event.
- Ivanhoe Cambridge
As always your service was the utmost! This was our second custom chocolate bar order we placed with Succulent Chocolates. I had the chocolates picked up by a courier and they were delivered back to us in a timely matter and packaged so wonderfully that none of them were damaged.
Your product is delicious of course and your company is very professional. I would not hesitate recommending your services to anyone.
“We recently had the privilege of a team building session with Succulent Chocolates. Chef Sandra and her team were wonderful in guiding our board members and encouraging their inner Chef! A fun and creative way to bring everyone together. An all around great experience!”
- BOMA Toronto (Building Owners and Managers Association)
I have to thank you for the amazing job you did with our custom chocolate bars! Absolutely amazing and delicious! We have had so many compliments on them and we just wanted to thank you for helping us look great!
- Fazzari and Partners LLP
Wow! What a great time put on by Succulent Chocolates & Sweets. Our team at La Rocca Creative Cakes enjoyed some friendly competition during our chocolate team building event. It was great to see everyone work together, but most of all, the energy in the room was abundant while we shared our works of art and took our “chocolate walk” up to the judging station. Broken sculptures and all, the evening was a success and everyone was still talking about it the next day. We highly recommend this to other groups looking to add some excitement to their family or work function.
-La Rocca Creative Cakes
We choose Succulent Chocolates for our holiday gifts because we were looking for a gift that was visually impactful and would leave a lasting impression on our clients. Chef Sandra was very flexible to our needs and ensured we were able to brand our chocolate gifts in a way that fit into our budget. Thank you to the Succulent Chocolate team for your delicious products and outstanding service.
- Dave and Busters Vaughan
“What a great experience! The staff bonded as they worked together to build their chocolate sculpture. It was a great event that was not only fun but also stimulating for our team. Two thumbs up!
- Baylis Medical
Every one of my clients loved the chocolates! Your quality is excellent and presentation is profession with a bit of whimsy. Thank you for your service
- Rosemarie K. Fleischer Professional Corporation
Chef Sandra and her amazing team were an absolute joy to work with. They raised the bar at our events this year both in profile with our custom chocolates and in phenomenal flavours. The experience was fantastic! You can taste the quality of ingredients, dedication to excellence and meticulous craftsmanship in every bite. Everyone continues to rave about how GREAT it was. The team adjusted to our last minute hiccups with ease, going the extra mile to ensure we still received the same level of service during events with custom chocolates, bonbons and our tasting station experience.
-The Salvation Army
A huge thank you for the absolutely delicious event favours! Both the bonbons and the chocolate covered toffee were huge hits at my event. They were the best calories I ever had!!
- Have a Seat Luxury Linens & Decor
“I would like to thank Chef Sandra for the wonderful chocolate demonstration and team building event that she organized for us. The demonstration and chocolate tasting from around the world were educational and interactive, and the chocolate sculpture competition has been one of the most fun and creative activities our leadership team has ever had. To top the amazing event, the chocolates were delicious. Thank you again...you exceeded expectations.
- The Co-operators
Our Hospitality and Event Sales Department participated in the Chocolate Sculpture Challenge hosted by your company at our WEGZ Stadium Bar and we had an absolute blast. It was the first activity in a long time that we participated in that actually encouraged group participating, strategic thinking, and using each individual's skills to complete the challenge. It was very convenient that the event was held at one of our locations as well. We kept the sculptures in our office for over a week after the event which sparked a lot of conversation within our other departments. I would highly recommend the Chocolate Sculpture Challenge to any company that is not only looking for a way to engage their team, but also to have a fun day at the office (with delicious treats).
-Woodbine Entertainment Group
Thank you for doing such an outstanding job on our custom logo chocolate bars. They look absolutely amazing! We are very proud to send them out to everyone we do business with. It was a beautiful and delicious way to thank our clients.
- Propark Professional Parking Management
Succulent Chocolates created an interactive and educational team building session for our team. The staff can’t stop talking about how much fun they had. Chef Sandra exceeded our expectations with her passion and knowledge of chocolate. We left with a deeper understanding of cacao and most importantly had a blast as a team as we made our truffles. I would highly recommend the Truffle Making Workshop for any corporate team that is looking to build the relationships amongst their staff members. We were so impressed with the quality of products created by Succulent Chocolates that we ordered our own custom chocolate bars as promotional gifts. They were the perfect way to launch our new rebranded logo. Thank you Succulent Chocolates for your professionalism and attention to detail, it translates into both your products and events.
- Consolidated Dealers
We were searching for a unique corporate gift to provide our clients during the holiday season. After finding Succulent Chocolates we knew our search was over! We requested a substantial order as our team expands across Canada and we service countless clients. Succulent Chocolates was happy to provide. The Succulent Chocolates team was extremely receptive and presented artisan offerings of exceptional quality. I would truly like to commend Succulent Chocolates on their excellent customer service and professionalism. They tailored the gifts to our requests and so, quickly and efficiently. Their drive and customer service met and exceeded any expectations developed when placing the order.[.....]The core values of Ranstad Canada include knowledge, service, trust, promotion and striving for perfection. We believe we found all of this in Succulent Chocolates.
"The workshop was a big success. You shared your insights into the differences between chocolate from different regions, and then led us through the process of making our own chocolate bonbons, in fine detail. The team had a great time working together, and took home some very high quality chocolates. I couldn’t have asked for more. All in all a very memorable event for everyone. You have turned your talent for chocolate into a fantastic business that provides excellent service, artistry and quality and I would confidently recommend Succulent Chocolates to my friends and colleagues."
"Thank you for being part of our 2015 Professional Administrative Day event. The Chocolate Experience that you provided to our team was wonderful. We were spoiled with your artistic bonbons, decadent Drink of the Gods and exotic chocolates of the world. I could not imagine a better way to cap off an event! Your professionalism and breadth of knowledge of your craft is impressive. I appreciate your patience and taking the time to speak to all of your offerings and engage our team during the Experience."
- Janssen Inc.
Adastra Corporation hosts an annual Customer Appreciation event, and we are always looking for fun and interactive activity for our customers. This year, we are so very glad to have arranged a 90 mins Truffle Making Workshop with Chef Sandra. Our guest were thoroughly impressed with her professionalism, from her knowledge of the history and process of chocolate making, to all the details at each of her interactive stations. Our guests had the best experience in learning how to create delicious bonbons; and indulging them on-site as well as getting to take their creations homes was a bonus. We highly recommend Chef Sandra at Succulent Chocolates for your next event.
“The craftsmanship behind each of Succulent Chocolates’ products is of the highest quality. The flavour of each chocolate bonbon is outstanding and we are pleased to offer them to our guests.”
- Angus Glen Golf Club
“I commissioned Succulent Chocolates to create a one-of-a-kind chocolate gift that would be handed out at our VIP dinner to each of our major broadcast clients. I asked Chef Sandra if she could create a life sized TV remote control with all of the details, without hesitation she said “yes absolutely”. I was thrilled! I sent Chef Sandra a photo of a remote control I liked and where I wanted our logo placed so that she could create a mould; Chef Sandra knocked it out of the park! She created 30 AMAZING life sized TV remote controls out of exquisite Belgian chocolate. Ms. Abballe is very pleasant, accommodating, reliable, personable, creative, possesses excellent verbal skills, is organized, and able to follow precise instructions. She is always willing to assist and is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Sandra is an incredible supplier who I recommend highly to my clients and colleagues.”
- Quebecor Media Inc.
“After experiencing Ms. Sandra Abballe’s chocolates at a charity event (Eat to the Beat), I wanted to determine how ACE Bakery could utilize her range of artisanal chocolate products in promoting our bakery’s breads. Sandra’s commitment to utilizing the finest ingredients, a time honoured process, and not compromising in search of maximum quality make her products unique. Sandra recommended her traditional Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and the pairing with fresh artisan breads is divine. Sandra is a true artisan of the craft and is one of Canada’s most promising food stars.”
- ACE Bakery Ltd.
“When Desjardins Group’s social committee decided to host a chocolate making event, we had no idea we hit the jackpot by choosing Succulent Chocolates and Sweets. It was such a fun experience learning how great chocolate is made and then tasting and comparing chocolate from around the world.”
- Desjardins Social by Nature
“Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Sandra in our showroom for a seminar titled 'For the Love of Chocolate.' Sandra was both entertaining and informative as she engaged the audience with a chocolate making demonstration, chocolate tasting and wine pairing exercise. It was a very interactive relaxed session and extremely enjoyable. The day after the seminar we received an outpouring of complimentary emails from our guests, thanking us for such an enjoyable evening and complimenting us on hosting such a classy, well-informed and educational speaker. Thank you to Succulent Chocolates for this experience, it is the first of many to come!"
- Fisher and Paykel
“I would recommend the chocolate and wine pairing experience to anyone who is looking for a full service event that is informative, elegant and delicious”
- GE Healthcare
“Faced with a time crunch, Chef Sandra and her team at Succulent Chocolates was able to provide an outstanding service! Our crunchy butter peppermint toffee lanterns made for excellent holiday centrepieces and the solar themed, 3 bonbon chocolate boxes were tasty party favours. To sum up the experience in three words I would use: accommodating, stunning, and delectable. I would recommend Succulent Chocolates to anyone looking for high quality, custom, chocolates that melt in your mouth, and capture your heart.”
- Pure Energies
“We arranged a corporate team building session with Chef Sandra. What a sweet way to bring the management team together for a few hours during the day. Our team loved learning about chocolate, its origin, the fermenting process and how to create (and eat) delicious bonbons. Fun, professional and knowledgeable – we highly recommend Chef Sandra at Succulent Chocolates.”
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
“When I first tasted Chef Sandra’s beautiful hand painted bonbons I knew this chocolate experience would be the perfect treat for our Annual Sales Awards Dinner at Ivari. Sandra and her team at Succulent Chocolates came to our venue and set up a decadent chocolate tasting station for the duration of our event. I am confident to say, it was the highlight of the evening! I would highly recommend Sandra and Succulent Chocolates for any corporate event. She was a pleasure to work with and is a master at her craft!”
The American Standard team would like to take this opportunity to thank Succulent Chocolates for going above and beyond to make our tradeshow display a huge success.
They’ve certainly set the standard for creativity and flexibility when it comes to creating custom orders. From their delicious bonbon event takeaways to the outstanding custom chocolate display they created for us, we were absolutely blown away by the incredible work and service of Succulent Chocolates! I appreciated the detail they put into our hand painted bonbon using our custom colours and ribbon. This truly helped us create a brand impact to our clients.
We would like to thank the entire team for the many hours we realize went into the making of our custom chocolate centerpiece featuring our DXV sinks. They were able to take an image and recreate it to far exceed our expectations. The artistry and craftsmanship that went into the molding of each chocolate rose, to the color and vibrancy – it was exactly what we envisioned and more. The team at Succulent Chocolates was very receptive to our requests and all was executed perfectly. People are still raving about the chocolate bonbons!
The passion that goes into the creations of Succulent Chocolates is palpable and we know we will be working with them again soon. We wholeheartedly recommend Succulent Chocolates to anyone who is looking to raise the standard of their next event.
I was in touch with Sandra regarding a special event, and since then Succulent Chocolates has been my go-to company for gifts and celebrations we are hosting. Their entire team is as incredibly helpful as they are talented. Regardless of the budget they have always been able to find something in their inventory that will make our event memorable. It's always a pleasure to work with Succulent Chocolates, and look forward to our continued partnership.
- The Second City
The chocolate event favours provided by Succulent Chocolates looked so tasty that I couldn't wait to try them... I ate mine before dinner and they were absolutely delicious. The chocolate bonbons looked like a showpiece, almost too pristine to eat!- Power Workers' Union