Food Artisan Edible Treasures At Cao Chocolates

By Carlos Osorio
osorio@greatfoodlist.com

Join me in supporting the food artisan movement in South Florida, in general food artisan products are unconventional, not always bound to culinary rule or based on trends but rather a pure joy to cook, prepare, bake or produce unique edible treasures that are as unique as the food artisans themselves. I appreciate this food movement and the ideas bouncing around here in South Florida; and for the most part anchored in the use of locally sourced organic ingredients. Overall Food Artisans care about the people they feed, and the environments from which their food is made; with love and close attention to detail, with quality in mind rather than quantity or mere profit.

At Cao Chocolates (Ricardo Trillos), RocKatIceCream (Allan Vino) and Greatfoodlist (Carlos Osorio)

At Cao Chocolates (Ricardo Trillos), RocKatIceCream (Allan Vino) and Greatfoodlist (Carlos Osorio)

In this post I feature three food artisans, all of which can be found at Cao Chocolates — located at 9804 SW 77th Ave in South Miami. However you can also find them at local farmers markets and select retail stores.


Food Artisan: Ricardo Trillos

Offers: Artisan hand crafted chocolate confections made with 100% single bean Venezuelan cacao. Gourmet chocolate confections.

Image Courtesy of Cao Chocolates

Image Courtesy of Cao Chocolates

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What would you like people to know about your product?
All our confections are hand crafted in small batches, using mostly local ingredients from farmers and other local businesses.

Why did you start making this product:
Because chocolate is a product that we’ve been always passionate about, and we love the ways we can express different kinds of art and emotions with this product.

What makes your product stand out? ):
The quality of the Venezuelan cacao beans we use is top of the line, providing incredible flavors and aromas that we carefully pair with different fruits, teas and liquors.

Where do you sell your product?
You can find them at:

Cao Chocolates Atelier
9804 SW 77th Ave,
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 603-9747

The Village Stand
216 NE 98th St
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Phone: (305) 458-1229

Bagel Express, Eats & Treats
Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 305-682-1919

Salad Oz
215 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 372-1119

Coral Gables Farmer’s Market
or Purchase online at: www.caochocolates.com/

Do you deliver? Where to?
Yes. Hand Delivered within Miami Dade and Broward County. We also offer nationwide shipping.

Do you have a facebook page? Twitter page? Instagram? Or other?
facebook.com/CaoChocolates
twitter.com/caochocolates
instagram.com/caochocolates

Contact Information:
Company: Cao Chocolates

Food Artisan: Ricardo Trillos
9804 SW 77th Ave,
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 603-9747
www.caochocolates.com/
Email: info@caochocolates.com


Food Artisan: Allan Vino

Offers: Ice cream and sorbet that’s like having a punk rock, hip hop, electro dance, heavy metal, funky love child, body rockin’, smooth jazz, drum & bass palate-palooza concert playing on your taste buds.

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Image Courtesy of RocKatIceCream Co.

Image Courtesy of RocKatIceCream Co.

Image Courtesy of RocKatIceCream Co.

Image Courtesy of RocKatIceCream Co.

What would you like people to know about your product?
Roc Kat ice creams and sorbets are locally made in Miami and our flavors are as varied as our musical tastes!

Why did you start making this product:
Because we love ice cream and we see that their is a market for artisinal ice creams and sorbets

What makes your product stand out? ):
Roc Kat ice creams and sorbets are hand crafted locally in Miami and in small batches. We pride ourselves on coming up with unique flavors that our customers have never experienced before!

Where do you sell your product?

Brickell:   Foxhole Market & Deli / 187 SW 7th Miami, FL 33130 | (305) 529-6263
CoralGables:  
Downstairs / 4900 Le Jeune Rd Coral Gables, FL 33146 | (305) 665-8405
                        
Downstairs / 5885 Ponce De Leon Blvd Coral Gables, FL 33146 | (305) 668-4642
                       
Mendez Fuel Mobil / 3201 Coral Way Coral Gables, FL 33145 | (305) 443-2976
MiamiShores:   The Village Stand / 216 NE 98th St Miami Shores, FL 33138 | (305) 905-1005
MiamiSprings:   Downstairs / 5665 NW 36th St Miami Springs, FL 33166 | (305) 665-8405
Pinecrest:  
Cao Chocolates / 9804 SW 77th Ave Miami, FL 33156 | (305) 879-0281
                 
Wayside Market / 10070 SW 57th St Pinecrest, FL 33165 | (305) 661-6717

UpperEastSide:  

Flavorish / 7283 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138 | (305) 754-8787
Ft.Lauderdale:  
Marando Farms / 1401 SW 1st Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 | (954) 294-2331
Farmers Markets
*Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market every Sunday from 9am-2pm
*Coral Gables Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am-2pm

Do you deliver? Where to?
No Delivery at this time.

Do you have a facebook page? Twitter page? Instagram? Or other?
facebook.com/ RocKatIceCreamCo
twitter.com/RocKatIceCream
instagram.com/RocKatIceCream

Contact Information:
Company: Roc Kat Ice Cream

Food Artisan: Allan Vino
http://rockaticecream.com/
Email: Roc@RocKatIceCream.com
Tel: (305)906-0494


Food Artisan: Marta Verdeja

Offers: An array of great flan flavors like chocolate, vanilla, cortatdito/cafe, dark chocolate, passion fruit, guava, dulce de leche, pumpkin, sweet potato, coconut, cheese and more to come.

Image Courtesy of Martica's Sweet Creations

Image Courtesy of Martica’s Sweet Creations

Image Courtesy of Martica's Sweet Creations

Image Courtesy of Martica’s Sweet Creations

Martica’s Sweet Creations (Martica Verdeja) and Greatfoodlist (Carlos Osorio) in the Doral Farmers Market

Martica’s Sweet Creations (Martica Verdeja) and Greatfoodlist (Carlos Osorio) in the Doral Farmers Market

What would you like people to know about your product?
My product is delicious and unique, even people that don’t like flan end up loving Martica’s Flan. It is made with the finest ingredients and made with lots of LOVE. (that’s the secret ingredient)

Why did you start making this product:
I started this product because my abuela (grandmother) spoke to me in a dream. I had been praying wanting a change in my life, I just didn’t know what. My abuela raised six daughters baking one of her specialties; flan de chocolate. I am always grateful to have spent time with her in my most important years of my life. In that time she gave me lots of great advice and knowledge for my future and she taught me how to make flan. Every time I bake I feel that I am with my abuela and her memory inspires me to make new flavors. I feel as if she is proud of me for sharing her legacy of amazing delicious flan.

What makes your product stand out? ):
The unique flavors and amazing taste

Where do you sell your product?
Doral Farmers Market located on 9659 NW 41st Street every Sunday from 10am-3pm or at Cao Chocolates 9804 SW 77 Ave Miami Fl 33156.

Do you deliver? Where to?
Delivery service or pick up options available Dade/Broward/West Palm. Please note there might be a delivery charge

Do you have a facebook page? Twitter page? Instagram? Or other?
facebook.com/MarticasSweetCreations
https://twitter.com/marticassweet
http://instagram.com/marticasSweet

Contact Information:
Company: Martica’s Sweet Creations

Food Artisan: Martica Verdeja
http://www.marticassweetcreations.com/
martica@marticasSweetCreations.com
Tel: (305)298-2638


Stay tuned, as I continue to grow this special series called “Food Artisan Edible Treasures” in South Florida. Plus don’t miss an opportunity for upcoming events, in which you can try some of these edible treasures for a meet and greet with local food artisans featured in my blog. Sign up to receive free updates on this series and other great food ideas at, http://bit.ly/1pJ5SK0

If you know any great food artisans in South Florida, please email me at: Osorio@greatfoodlist.com

I will try my best to cover all your recommendations… or leave a comment below, and give me feedback, thx! – Carlos Osorio/ GFL director

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2 Responses to “Food Artisan Edible Treasures At Cao Chocolates”

  1. Loved this post! (I always read all of your posts to keep up with food related places in Miami) Thanks for keeping us updated on these unique eats in Miami. We will surely pay a visit to these vendors. I am not dreaming about the photo with the oranges and chocolates and it is only 10 AM on a Monday!
    Cheers,
    Grace Della

    • Thanks Grace, glad you loved the post.. your feedback is always appreciated! Have an awesome week.

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