Huffpost Chicago

Gelt For Grown-Ups: Chicagoan Virtually Abandoned Medical Field To Create Artisanal Chocolate Treat

Posted: Updated:
GELT
DNAinfo/Justin Breen
Print

Story by Justin Breen, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

LOGAN SQUARE — Three years ago, Edgewater resident Heather Johnston was a successful pediatrician at the University of Chicago, where she worked in a hospital clinic, was an assistant professor on track for faculty status and helped direct the medical school program.

But Johnston in 2010 virtually abandoned the medical profession to start a fine chocolate company — Logan Square-based Veruca Chocolates — despite having no background in how to run a small business and a minute amount of experience creating chocolates.

Her business has since gained national recognition for its Gelt for Grown-ups chocolates, but some wondered what she was thinking.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Hanukkah Around The World
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Gelt for Grown-ups – Veruca Chocolates

Gelt for Grown-ups: Edgewater Resident Creates Unique Chocolate ...

Gelt for Grown-Ups: Meetings & Conventions

Veruca Chocolates - Chicago, IL - Food & Restaurant | Facebook

Grown-up gelt | Food | Jewish Journal

Chocolate Hanukkah Coins for Adults - NYTimes.com

Gelt for Grownups by Veruca Chocolates @ ModernTribe.com

Where to Buy Seriously Good Chocolate Gelt for Hanukkah - Bon ...