Lecia Duke traded a career as an architect to become a Swiss Master Chocolatier based in Fredericksburg, Texas at Quintessential Chocolates.
Along the way Duke became America’s sole producer of a centuries old European confectionary process known as Liquid Pralina (liquid center) chocolates.
Duke’s first homerun was chocolate filled with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. Today her product line includes an array of spirits, wines, coffees and fruit nectars.
Duke honed her craft with an apprenticeship under Lindt’s master chocolatier and she’s created more than 300 distinctive flavor filled treats.
Duke is exceptionally proud of her organic chocolate line that including a chocolate filled with award-winning Bainbridge Organic Distiller’s Vanilla Vodka.
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