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CANDY CANE FOR A CAUSE | Chef Alain Roby Displays the World's Longest Candy Cane for St. Jude De

Another Reason to Fall In Love with Chef Alain Roby

Three-time Guinness World Record-holder Chef Alain Roby will celebrate the six-year anniversary of his creation of the World’s Longest Candy Cane, on Friday, December 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 South Third Street in Geneva with an “Insane Candy Cane” celebration to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The ultimate act of holiday cheer, Chef Roby will present a 10-foot long replica of his Guinness World Record-breaking 51 ft. candy cane, which will be broken into tiny pieces with a “magical” golden hammer. As a way for guests join in the celebration, “Insane Candy Cane Celebration” hoodies will be on sale for $30, and the All Chocolate Kitchen will graciously donate 100% of the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hoodies will be on sale at the All Chocolate Kitchen through Monday, December 24.

Chef Alain Roby of the All Chocolate Kitchen was named the 2013 Pastry Chef of the Year by the Chicago Culinary Museum. As an award-winner, Roby was recently inducted into their Chef Hall of Fame. A Certified Master Chef of Pastry and Sugar Artistry, and Hall of Fame member in both Pastry Art & Design and Chocolatier magazines, Chef Roby is internationally known for his talent in creating sugar and chocolate masterpieces. He is the only pastry chef to hold three Guinness World Records for his creations of the World's Tallest Cooked Sugar Building, the World's Tallest Chocolate Sculpture, and the World’s Longest Candy Cane. His award-winning cooked sugar building was 12 feet, 10 inches tall, his chocolate sculpture was 20 feet, 8 inches tall, and his candy cane was 51 feet long.

Chef Roby studied and learned his culinary art in Paris from the world famous Pastry Chef Lenotre. His work has been featured in Food & Wine, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Veranda as well as on The Learning Channel and Food Network's Extreme Pastry and Sugar Rush shows. He has been highlighted on three Food Network specials: Unwrapped with Mark Summers, Mystery Birthday Cakes, and The World's Tallest Sugar Building. Chef Roby has served as a celebrity chef for the Celebrity Chef Tour in Chicago and has been the head pastry chef at the NFL Commissioner's Super Bowl Party for the past 19 years. Before opening A.C.K., Chef Roby worked as the Corporate Executive Pastry Chef for a major hotel corporation for 24 years. He is the author of the cookbook, “Alain Roby’s American Classics: Casual and Elegant Desserts,” an editor’s “Top Ten” pick by The Food Channel.

A destination to indulge in and relax, A.C.K.’s unique decorations ornamenting the interior is a tribute to Chef Roby’s award winning chocolate creations. The walls of A.C.K. are adorned with photos of Chef Roby’s award winning events, down to the exact shoes that Chef wears as he works on each. A.C.K. guests have complimentary access to Chef Roby’s famous chocolate creations, including a 23-foot-tall all chocolate enchanted tree, made entirely out of Dark Belgian Chocolate.

A.C.K. is located at 33 South Third Street in beautiful downtown Geneva, Illinois. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 630.232.2395.