Chocolatiers & Chocolate Makers

Top chocolate shops have top people! This page lists all the chocolatiers, chocolate makers, patissiers and chocolate industry personalities we know about.

Click through to read their profiles and find the chocolate shops they’re associated with.

  • Alessio Tessieri
    Co-founder of Amedei.
  • Angela Ruthven
  • Angus Thirlwell
    Angus Thirlwell is co-founder of UK chocolate retailer and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat, who were kind enough to supply us with his official profile: “I count myself as one of the luckiest people...
  • Antoine Amrani
    Antoine Amrani trained in Paris at the Ritz Escoffier and is the former Executive Pastry Chef at Le Bec Fin. His chocolates feature natural & organic ingredients & no preservatives. His...
  • Art Pollard
    Art Pollard is co-founder of Amano Chocolate. Art's background is in software engineering, but his bean-to-bar chocolate has become known as some of the best in the world. Art Founded Amano in 2006...
  • Bala Croman
  • Barry Johnson
    Barry is head chocolatier at Rococo Chocolates. He took the position after Rococo's award winning chocolatier Laurent Couchaux left to return to his native France. He comes straight from The...
  • Bengt Dahlberg
  • Benoit Louvigny
  • Bernard Callebaut
  • Bill Foley
  • Bill McCarrick
    Bill McCarrick is owner and head chocolatier of Sir Hans Sloane. Born in Philadelphia and a trained pastry chef, McCarrick is now based in Surrey. An Interview With Bill McCarrick
  • Casey Sheehan
  • Cecila Tessieri
    Co-founder of Amedei
  • Chantal Coady
    From the Rococo web site. "Coady graduated in Textile Design (Camberwell School of Art & Crafts) in 1981, and went on to complete an MSC Small Business Course. Armed with a little knowledge,...
  • Chikako Watanabe
  • Chris Blue
  • Claire Burnet
    Claire Burnet is co-founder of Chococo, The Purbeck Chocolate Company. An Interview With Claire Burnet
  • Craig Sams
    Craig Sams is co-founder of Green & Black's. Born in Nebraska, Sams studied economics at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to London to start a macrobiotic restaurant. In 1967 Sams set...
  • Crisoire Reid

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