Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith


Chocolate F/X

Andrea Smith attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh not for pastry but for special effects make up. She decided to move her focus to chocolate while apprenticing with a studio in Atlanta. Smith has a very unconventional education in chocolate, being self-taught, and worked as head Chocolatier for diAmano Chocolate for 3 1/2 years, and is now moving her own company Chocolate F/X to Nashville, TN. and opening her first brick and mortar. Always eager to use fresh, local ingredients, Smith works with local suppliers to craft her recipes, keeping her creations vibrant and innovative. Smith utilizes her special effects background to make chocolate molds and design transfer sheets. 2011 “Best of the Big A” Chocolate winner

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Amy E. Stankus

Amy E Stankus


Chocolate South

Chocolate South began as an idea when Amy Stankus decided to leave the world of corporate architecture and start her own business. In 2004 she began working with chocolate and cooking in private homes as a personal chef. Several years ago she began to focus on chocolate full time. She opened her shop – Chocolate South – in West Midtown in June 2012.