Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Updated 22 August 2014
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Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Just like the rest of the world, Jeddah savors chocolate, whether dark, light or nutty.
Talent Reunion is a lifestyle networking platform that organized a “chocolate innovation” event aimed at promoting chocolate products and shedding light on the skills of local chocolatiers. The event was held on Wednesday at Voila Chocolate Café in Jeddah.
It highlighted the environment in which chocolate products are made.
Several officials from different chocolate companies and chocolate enthusiasts attended the event to share their opinions and thoughts.
The participants believe such a networking platform brings members of the community together and discusses life-oriented themes that help in sharpening culture and social and professional aspects of life.
During the event, chocolate makers discussed common issues, such as how to improve their craft and think of ways to highlight locally made chocolate.
“It was fun to share ideas and come up with new creative techniques,” said one guest.
Conversation also brought up the health benefits of dark chocolate and which beverages go with which type of chocolate.
Nutella, being a part of the emerging culture, inevitably grabbed the limelight.
“The aim of this event was to help people see chocolate as more than a commodity,” said Yazan Jamous, founder of Talent Reunion.
“We want to spread awareness about the fact that chocolate can be diverse and different. Chocolate is a world by itself.”
“The event is a family-oriented gathering, where people meet in a healthy environment and share their thoughts and experiences. Topics spanned sports, coffee, shopping, travel, chocolate and many other interesting ideas,” he said.


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Lubna Alomair is the first Saudi female Olympic fencer. In celebration of her achievements, an image of her was showcased on the tallest building in Riyadh during Saudi National Day in 2017. In 2014, she co-founded the Dhahran Fencing Club, the first in the country for women to train in the sport. She has a master’s degree with honors in business information technology from DePaul University, Chicago. She worked for Saudi Aramco in the engineering services department for three years, and for more than a year in the office of the minister of energy and mineral resources on a special assignment. She now works for the Quality of Life Program, a Vision 2030 program. Besides all of this, she is also a wife and a new mother.