Gene Leiterman

Gene Leiterman



After a succesful career in the medical marketing industry and several years travelingthe country, Chef gene Leiterman Translated his expiriences into his true passion – the culinary arts.

IN 2003 Chef Leiterman put his culinary skill to the test by opening a small caternig business, CocoFlow Inc., wiht his wife Kim leiterman. In 2005 CocoFlow expanded into a boutique chocolate shoppe, the firts of its kind in Oklahoma City. Using Traditional European style and technique as inspirtion, Chef Leiterman continued to develop CocoFlow’s signature line of chocolates. Today, CocoFlow Chocolatier is Oklahoma’s Premier Chocolate artisan, Offering Hanf crafted chocolates, decadant desserts, Custom chocolate sculptures and chocolate classes in their chocolate studio.

Chef Leiterman’s Confectionary Point of view is simple and truely artisan in nature. He believes that you must stress the fundamentals and excellence will follow.

In addition to owning and serving as chocolatier for Cocoflow Chocolate Cafe, Chef Leiterman serves as Director of Pastry Arts and Baking Programs for Platt College in Moore, Oklahoma.

CocoFlow Chocolatier

CocoFlow Chocolate Café

Chef Leiterman features his line of chocolates at CocoFlow Chocolate Café located in the heart
of Oklahoma City’s historic, downtown Bricktown. In addition to artisan confections, CocoFlow Chocolate Café offers an amazing line of handcrafted pastries, desserts, and espresso drinks.
100 E. Main
Oklahoma City, Ok 73104

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.

Brandon Lee


Modern Chocolatier

Chef, Brandon Lee, Atlanta, GA, is the owner and chef of Modern Chocolatier, a specialty chocolate company. Prior to assuming this position, Chef Lee was a senior associate at Petit Philippe & Twenty Degrees Chocolate, a specialty chocolate and fine wine purveyor in Charlotte, NC; and a chocolatier for Aspire Bakery & Bistro. He
competed in Pastry Live 2011 and 2013.

Chef Lee has traveled to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg to observe and learn from the world’s master chocolatiers; adding artisan and cutting-edge techniques to his chocolate crafting portfolio. His international studies and travels have enabled a culturally focused palate blending of global ingredients.

Chef Lee draws from his artistic background and pastry arts skills that have resulted in awards from the American Culinary Federation. Specifically, he has received recognition for his unique style of blending world flavors, and his focus on “origin-chocolate”.