Chef Alain Roby stands in front of a replica he made of his kitchen, built entirely out of chocolate and sugar, in Geneva. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune / March 2, 2011)
Geneva chef Alain Roby once built a 20 foot high chocolate skyscraper. He has now constructed a life-sized chocolate replica of his own kitchen made from more than 2,000 pounds of donated chocolate and sugar to raise awareness and money to combat heart disease. His young son, Jonathan, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and this led Roby to become involved with the Saving Tiny Hearts Society.
Roby said that after he is finished with his all-chocolate kitchen project, he is sure he’ll have another extreme chocolate challenge to tackle.
“It’s in my blood,” he said. “I don’t have blood. I have chocolate running through my veins.”