Raquel Toquero-Choa celebrated her 45th Birthday celebration last January 12 at Casa de Cacao.
The Birthday Celebrant Ms. Raquel Toquero-Choa at The Chocolatada Room
To accommodate all the guests, friends and clientele of The Chocolate Queen, as a way of embracing the new normal as well as to re-introduce her chocolate creations, Raquel decided to hold a pre-birthday get together which was held at Casa de Cacao since January 9.
The Chocolate Queen joined by her friends from The First Consolidated Cooperative Along Tañon Seaboards (FCCT)
The Choa family with GMA 7 Station Manager Ann Marie Tan with daughters Sam and Rachel
A Special pre-birthday dinner was also held at Seda Ayala Center Cebu last January 11.
A gathering of friends during the pre-birthday dinner held at Seda Ayala Center Cebu
The Birthday Celebration was spread out for the whole week. The Chocolate Queen also came up with a post get together celebration such as her Mornings and Afternoons with Cacao which was held at Seda Ayala Center Cebu and at Casa de Cacao to spend time with friends. “After all it is beyond my birthday, a celebration of life of course always with chocolate because my chocolate and life’s journey is inseparable”, Raquel said.
The Chocolate Queen surrounded by her friends and society writers
The celebrant flanked by Ms. Abigail Caruana and Robby Alugar
Following the safety protocols, the Casa was opened to Raquel’s guests during the party which were seated separately in the following rooms 1521 Salita Room, Sala 1565, the Chocolatada Room and the Tsokolate Room to observe social distancing.
Raquel Toquero-Choa with Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa Resident Manager Joost Folkers
Guests were treated with the various chocolate creations of Raquel after the sumptuous meal. Of course, a cup of sikwate was served in each table.
One of the corners of the house which they call 1521 Salita Room of Casa de Cacao is where Raquel mostly received her guests, where she put her various collections of paintings and many religious images. It’s just like we are inside a mini museum where each item has a story to tell.
(L-R) Monsignor Agustin Velez Ancajas, Chinggay Utzurrum, Cookie Newman and the birthday celebrant Raquel Toquero-Choa at The Salita 1521 Room
To the Chocolate Queen, we wish you great happiness and a heart of humility always. May you continue to be an inspiration to all who look up to you.
The Chocolate Queen with RMA News Founder & President Robby Alugar