Discover a dessert unlike anything else you have seen or tasted in Southwest Florida
at Norman Love Confections’ Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero!
Norman Love began making gelato and serving it at the Naples Chocolate Salon in 2011. Soon, the demand was obvious and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love™ was born! This dedicated gelateria, located adjacent to the Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, serves rich handmade authentic Italian artisan gelato with the Norman Love American twist.
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Southwest Florida, and walk away with delicious treats, recipes and more!
Easter Eggs, Truffles, Chocolate & Wine, Molded Candies, Cupakes, Cookie Decorating,
Around the World, Around the World, Layered Cakes, Quick Bites, Desserts Shooters
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Norman Love Confections supports breast cancer awareness, offers special limited-edition pink heart box during October
Norman Love Confections is observing Breast Cancer Awareness month with a special promotion, offering the community a sweet way to raise breast cancer awareness and support those who are currently fighting against breast cancer. During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each limited-edition pink heart gift box will benefit Lee Memorial Health System’s Women’s Breast Care Center at the Regional Cancer Center. The special pink gift box will feature a 20-piece selection of Norman Love Confections’ signature pieces.
Maura Metheny, chef chocolatier with Norman Love Confections, was invited to return to her alma mater, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, as its 175th Distinguished Visiting Chef. Three times each academic year, internationally recognized chefs from the United States and abroad are invited to visit the university to share their knowledge, demonstrate their culinary techniques and reveal their signature recipes to students, while providing insight from their own personal paths to career success.
Metheny, who graduated in 2000, conducted two demonstrations for 300 students and faculty members.
“I met with Chancellor John Bowen, who has been with the university for more than three decades, I was assisted by Isabella Tioseco, the student who received a scholarship in my name, and I also was able to reconnect with some long-time friends and colleagues at the university,” said Metheny. “It was an incredible experience.”
Metheny, a Massachusetts native, was formally trained in ceramic arts and glass, earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in New York. Intrigued by the artistry of baking and pastry, she then earned an associate degree in pastry arts at Johnson & Wales.
After working in Switzerland and with The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, she joined Norman Love Confections in 2001. She managed chocolate production and was promoted to head of chocolate design and product innovation in 2011. She is responsible for the development of new products, packaging design and the continued development and execution of all chocolate lines produced by Norman Love Confections.
Pastry chef and chocolatier John Cook of Norman Love Confections captured second place in the 26th annual U.S. Pastry Competition in New York City.
He was one of 13 finalists selected from around the country to compete in the prestigious annual event, which allows pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced desserts, bonbons, and sugar- and chocolate-sculpted pieces. This year’s theme was “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Ladies’ Luxuries.” Continue reading