PavoniaConfections

Pavonia Confections

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 796 Sales

PavoniaConfections

Pavonia Confections

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 796 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(195)

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Note from shop owner Pavonia is closed for the summer due to heat (chocolate melts!). Please contact me at amanda [!at] pavoniaconfections.com for special orders and for shipping options. We do offer summer shipping with ice pack and insulated shippers, adding on about $6 in additional shipping.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 10, 2018

Pavonia is closed for the summer due to heat (chocolate melts!). Please contact me at amanda [!at] pavoniaconfections.com for special orders and for shipping options. We do offer summer shipping with ice pack and insulated shippers, adding on about $6 in additional shipping.

Amanda Zadroga-Cantada

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Amanda Zadroga-Cantada

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About

Pavonia Confections: An Unexpected Journey

Pavonia Confections is the culmination of many things besides great passion for chocolate and art. It also has much to do with timing, varying careers choices, and going back to school (again and again).

I majored in English at Rutgers University and began work at Columbia Records following graduation - my dream. As it turned out, the atmosphere wasn't for me. But being impressed by the goodies I brought in occasionally for birthdays and such, my coworkers convinced me to try culinary school.

After a year in culinary school, I moved to Philadelphia and came upon a job at Classic Cake with executive pastry chef Robert Bennett. Chef Bennett is the former pastry chef of Mobil Travel Guide four-star rated Le Bec Fin, and current Cacao Barry chocolate ambassador. I apprenticed with Chef Bennett and learned his chocolate artistry.

After apprenticing with Chef Bennett, I fell into a job as a food technologist at a flavor house. After five years in the industry, I am now a food scientist at a flavor and specialty ingredient manufacturer specializing in confectionery science.

The journey has ended (thus far) with Pavonia Confections. I hope to share the experience of artisanal gourmet chocolates with you.

I use Cacao Barry couverture chocolate exclusively, and local ingredients whenever possible. I love the flavor of vanilla beans from the Madagascan region/Réunion Island.

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Chocolatier, Photographer, Design

    When not working as a food scientist at a flavor house, or going (back) to school for food science, Amanda is making chocolates. Chocolates are her third love, after her husband Dan, and Disney World.

  • Daniel

    Designer, Graphic Design, Marketing

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