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Norman Love Confections appoints Ruth Cohen as chef manager of Artisan Gelato by Norman Love

Norman Love Confections has appointed Chef Ruth Cohen as chef manager of Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. In this position, Cohen will manage the daily chef operations within Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, upholding Norman Love Confections’ commitment to excellence and high-quality artisan products.

With more than 20 years in the culinary industry, Cohen has served as a chef in a variety of restaurants in Southwest Florida, across the U.S. and internationally and has returned to Southwest Florida to bring her culinary talents to the team at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

“It’s truly an honor to join the team at Norman Love Confections, renowned for using the finest, freshest products and nurturing creativity,” said Cohen. “At Artisan Gelato, sweet meets savory and I’m able to cross boundaries in a world that’s usually separated. It’s exciting to offer such a variety to customers and appeal to many palates.”

The gelateria, located adjacent to Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, serves rich handmade authentic Italian artisan gelato with a unique American twist from Norman Love. Artisan Gelato by Norman Love also offers an array of daily specials including fresh handmade French sweet or savory crepes, paninis, soups, salads and artisan pastries for guests to enjoy. Artisan Gelato by Norman Love’s award-winning chefs create everything fresh daily, using only the world’s finest ingredients.

Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, located at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Artisan Gelato by Norman Love’s fine gelato products are also served during regular store hours at the Naples Chocolate Salon, located at 3747 Tamiami Trail North, and the Estero Chocolate Salon, located near the north entrance to Miromar Outlets.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love has recently been named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.

Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is next door to the Fort Myers salon, off Daniels Parkway east of I-75. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.

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