MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Phillip Ashley Chocolates has been named the Official Chocolatier of the 2017 Emmy®Awards Governors Ball creating 25,000 luxury chocolates at the Golden Grandeur themed event in Los Angeles, California.
Chocolates like Aged Tequila Yuzu Kaffir Lime Salt, Elderflower Meyer Lemon Curd, French Bleu Cheese, Crown & Coke and Champagne featuring the Emmy Statuette, are to be featured.
“We are truly a focal element of The Governors Ball so we are in the middle of everything,” said Chef Phillip Ashley Rix.
Ten flavors and more than 1,000 pounds of hand crafted chocolates will be shipped overnight from Memphis, Tennessee to Los Angeles, California just days before the event. It took more than two weeks to prepare the premium chocolates. Incorporating a host of sensory evoking ingredients and visual elements, the chocolates create an experience that nurtures a sincere appreciation for fine artisan craftsmanship.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates' becoming a partner of The Governors Ball is thanks to Sequoia Productions’ Executive Vice President, Gary Levitt who, upon hearing of the brand during a CNN interview while driving, immediately informed the event producer and Sequoia CEO, Cheryl Cecchetto.
Founded in 2012, Phillip Ashley Chocolates hand crafts designer chocolates in small batches, sourcing ingredients from around the world, focusing on seasonality, paired with the finest fair trade chocolate. Its mission is to break the boundaries of conventional chocolate making and develop a style of chocolates that are both visually stunning and breathtakingly decadent.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates are sold online at www.phillipashleychocolates.com and at national luxury retailers – Neiman Marcus and Horchow.
Award winning Chef, Phillip Ashley Rix, has been named one of the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America by TasteTV and donned the “Real Life Willy Wonka” by FORBES magazine. His edible works of art were the official chocolate of the 2016 GRAMMYS Celebration® and have been featured at the esteemed James Beard Foundation in New York.