ChocoJazz | Viv & Ted
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Ted Steinebach

Originally from the Netherlands, Ted Steinebach worked in New York as a patissier at high-end restaurantEleven Madison Park***– currently one of the best restaurants of the world, – where he made the most beautiful desserts. Here he has seen what a 3 Michelin star kitchen is about and found his real purpose in life; to make beautiful food that is all about flavors and experiences. Before coming to America, Ted worked as a patissier at ‘The Harbour Club Amsterdam’ and developed multiple desserts in a modern cuisine-style. In the Netherlands, he is also known for his exclusive brand of filled chocolates ‘bonbons’ under the name ChocoTed with flavors like Lagavulin Whisky, lapsang souchong and flavors of Tangier. Currently, Ted is developing new culinary concepts using jazz, haute cuisine and modern art, an ongoing project called ChocoJazz together with his wife, vocalist and songstress Vivienne Aerts. Recently he was asked to develop a signature cake for Zur Heide Dusseldorff, and is invited to cook at the Rheingau gourmet festival 2019 in Germany.

Vivienne Aerts

From the Netherlands, Vivienne Aerts studied on a Fulbright and graduated Suma Cum Laude at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) where she worked with renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci. Since, Vivienne has shared the stage with both national and international Jazz icons such as Lee Konitz, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Joe Cohn, and Florian Weber. Vivienne released her first album “Roofgarden” in 2009 and her second album “Polaroid” – a snappy Jazz a cappella EP in 2012. Vivienne has been residing in New York City since 2015 where she gave a debut performance at the Blue Note Jazz Club and is currently working on her third album. Besides this, she works with Kenny Werner and the Effortless Mastery Institute at Berklee.  Before moving to America, Vivienne graduated as a jazz/pop choir conductor and got a master degree in Clinical Psychology after which she worked several years as a psychologist, a teacher and a conductor of several choirs besides performing with different bands as a singer. Her music is available on and on Spotify, iTunes & Amazon. Recently she spoke on the National Fulbright conference in Mexico, and recorded on Kenny Werner’s upcoming Vinyl with Dave Liebman, Terri Lynn Carrington and James Genus for NewVelle records.