NCET Tech Wednesday – Dorinda’s Chocolates & Live Kaya – November 13

Dorinda’s Chocolates & Live Kaya

November 13, 2019
5:30–6 p.m.: Networking
6–7:30 p.m.: Presentations & Tour

Celebrate the holiday season with chocolate tasting, wine, snacks and a tour of Dorinda’s Chocolates & Live Kaya’s factory during this Tech Wednesday.

Founded in 2008 in Truckee, Dorinda’s has since expanded to two Reno locations in addition to the chocolate factory on Wells Avenue. The company’s hand-crafted treats can also be found in Whitney Peak Hotel, Nakoma Golf Resort, and Sierra St. Kitchen and Cocktail. No matter the venue, Dorinda’s delivers award-winning chocolates that are all-natural and hand-made with fair-trade ingredients of the best possible quality.

Dorinda’s story is also one of entrepreneurship, family, and legacy. Founder Dorinda Vance started hand-rolling chocolate cherries when she was 12 years old. By age 18, she had sold so much Tupperware that the company bought her a car. As a young adult, she kept chasing the dream and launched many businesses, such as a nail salon, airport shuttle, and several restaurants. Each time, she used the proceeds from the current business to fund the next. She also achieved great success with a network marketing company, eventually opening its Japanese and German markets with her sons in tow.

For her next stage, Dorinda took her lifelong love of chocolate to the next level and completed formal training as a chocolatier. Then, in 2008, she opened Dorinda’s Chocolates in Truckee, California with then-teenage son Dustin at her side.

Now, the entire business is a family affair. Today, Dustin leads the company’s product development, and son Dillon manages the operations.

In 2018 the Dorinda’s family of products grew even more with the introduction of a sister company, Live Kaya. Like Dorinda’s, Live Kaya uses high-quality ingredients and craftsmanship to deliver an exceptional product. Live Kaya also offers health benefits through enhanced dark chocolate products.

Help Dorinda’s celebrate one year in its Wells Avenue chocolate factory during this Tech Wednesday. See how this family-owned and operated business handmakes exquisite, delicious, and beneficial confections. Learn about Dorinda’s sister company, Live Kaya, and how its helping families create a legacy.

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Dorinda’s Chocolates & Live Kaya

November 13, 2019
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations and Tour

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – General Admission
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by a parent or adult guardian

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Dorinda’s Chocolates & Live Kaya
300 S. Wells Ave. #14
Reno, NV 89502 (map)

The fine print:

  • You must pay for your ticket at the time of registration.
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless canceled at least 48 hours before the event.

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