The ‘Ultimate Coffee Experience’ - by Kathy Gresey

Believe it or not, this newspaper editor hasn’t always worked in journalism. Before I landed my first full-time reporting gig in 2005, I earned pay checks by working at a variety of retail stores and other businesses, including Gloria Jean’s Coffees and Starbucks. That is why I was particularly excited to receive an invitation from…

Love Notes: Esther & Roby - Chicago Tribune

Love Notes: Stranded — but not for long A canceled flight was just the ticket for romance By Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune Newspapers – November 25, 2012 When Esther Irione, 21, made eye contact with Alain Roby, 24, at JFK International Airport in 1980, she immediately felt “a connection.””We just looked at each other and I said…

Chef set to make world’s longest candy cane in Geneva - Daily Herald

Chicago’s world-renowned pastry guru, Chef Alain Roby, who will go for a three-peat as he obtains his third Guinness World Record at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in downtown Geneva. The “World’s Longest Sugar Cane” will stretch 45 feet, beginning at the Geneva Courthouse and stretching to the intersection in front of his All Chocolate…

Valentine's day - 23-foot tall enchanted chocolate tree

CHEF ALAIN ROBY CONSTRUCTS 23-FOOT TALL ENCHANTED CHOCOLATE TREE AT THE CENTER OF HIS ALL CHOCOLATE KITCHEN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Dessert & Coffee package for two includes raspberry crème brulee with a beautiful sugar rose GENEVA, IL – After recently completing the World’s Longest Candy Cane at 51 feet on December 8, Chef Alain Roby is…