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Sioux Falls State Theatre Sioux Falls, SD


Chef Chris Hanmer

World Champion Pastry Chef

Wonka— Unwrapping Wonka: Exploring the secrets of sweets

Indulge your senses as World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer takes you on a journey through the fascinating science of chocolate, revealing the secrets behind its creation and the art of crafting exquisite confections. Learn about the chemistry of chocolate, the techniques used by top pastry chefs, and the innovation that goes into every delicious bite. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the enchanting world of chocolate through the lens of science and film.

Sioux Falls State Theatre Sioux Falls, SD

Film Synopsis

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

    Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

    From Paul King, writer/director of the Paddington films, comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

    Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

    About the Speaker

    World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer brings a delightful experience to every creation at CH Patisserie, his renowned pastry shop. With twenty-five years of culinary excellence, Chris began his journey at age fifteen, peeling potatoes at a country club, and rose to international acclaim. He made history as the youngest American chef to win the gold medal at the World Pastry Team Championship and was named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America. Additionally, he earned the title "Top Chef" on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts, Season 2. Chef Hanmer's innovative approach and passion for flavor continue to enchant visitors at his Sioux Falls shop, making CH Patisserie a true culinary destination.