Tucked away in a quaint old Reno neighborhood and besides the lush, green Truckee River is Dorinda’s Chocolates, lies the home of all natural hand-dipped chocolates, created by Dorinda Vance.
Dorinda, also known to some as the Duchess of Chocolate, is a mother of 4 boys. She homeschooled her sons until they reached high school, and when her last two sons were in 7th and 8th grade, Dorinda decided to pursue her dream and love for chocolate. She became a professional Chocolatier.
Since the age of 12, Dorinda has been making her famous chocolate covered cherries. After studying and learning the science behind chocolate at E’cole Chocolat, a chocolate making program, and gaining experience in hands-on courses at Berry Callebaut, a chocolate academy in Chicago, Dorinda continues to hone her skills today. Dorinda has also received numerous awards. Upon receiving her first and most meaningful award, “Best Most Original taste” for her sea salt caramels, Dorinda realized that she had a taste for combining ingredients to create a decadent flavor.