Chef Amanda Wright, Chocolatier and Co-Founder of A519 Chocolate, is a visionary and technician in the world of high-end chocolates. Chef Wright holds dual degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology,and was formally trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California in Baking and Pastry Arts. She apprenticed with 2014 Rising Star Pastry Chef Matt Tinder of COI Restaurant, and participated in preparations for the 2013 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie as an assistant chocolatier to James Beard award winner Stephen Durfee, the chief chocolatier for Team USA. Amanda served as Sous Chef and Creative Director under Chris Kollar, who was named one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America. Chef Wright has paired her scientific acumen with her passion and creativity to produce word class, visually stunning chocolate truffles, featuring a variety of local ingredients.