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Currying Flavor Creatively

With culturally inspired chocolates and a focus on going green, our Woman of the Year is taking taste to a whole new level.

This story appears in the January 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The inspiration to create an entirely new chocolate experience struck Katrina Markoff one day while she was working in her kitchen and experimenting with unusual flavor combinations. Mixing chocolate with coconut milk and curry, she created a batch of decadent truffles that were so delicious she decided to launch a business, Vosges-Haut Chocolat. It's that kind of creativity, along with solid business acumen and a passion for her community, that led Markoff to win the 2007 OPEN from American Express and Entrepreneur magazine Woman of the Year contest.

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