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Hazel Lee - Rendered on: 24/10/2017 08:35:33

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Job Role

Chocolate Consultant, Research Scientist

Organisation

Devoted to Fine Chocolate, Tate & Lyle Sugars

Biography

Hazel is a member of the Academy of Chocolate, judge for the Academy of Chocolate Awards and Quality Food Awards, home bean to bar chocolate maker, International Media Director for the Northwest Chocolate Festival, Cocoa Adventurer and part time Chocolate Consultant. Her devotion to chocolate began with her first volunteering experience at La Iguana Chocolate, Costa Rica, in December 2013. She returned to La Iguana in January 2015 after exploring northern Colombia and the San Blas Islands, Panama, in search of the Kuna Indians’ famous healthy cacao drink, which has been the subject of many scientific studies. In May 2015 Hazel visited Grenada for the Grenada Chocolate Festival and returned in May 2016 to participate in the festival. Hazel's latest Cocoa Adventure included a visit to Guatemala and Belize in December 2015 and January 2016 where she spent time at Izabal Agro Forest as well as visiting local chocolate makers.

Hazel spends her free time experimenting with home bean to bar chocolate production, visiting chocolate factories, attending and partaking in chocolate related events across the UK and beyond, eating plenty of fine chocolate and, especially, planning her next cocoa adventure!