Leading Chocolatiers

While there are so many great chocolatiers to choose from, we celebrate those who brought a new vision to the industry either in recipe development, decorating techniques or production techniques. Their contribution is now a best practice or common product. For example Norman Love was the first to use color on chocolate and look where that has gone - with many chocolatiers expanding on his techniques.

The following chocolatiers are considered to be innovators in the artisanal chocolate industry:

Fran Bigelow, Fran's Chocolates, Ltd. US
Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas CA
Pierre Hermé, Pierre Hermé FR
Jean-Paul Hevin, Jean-Paul Hévin FR
Robert Linxe, La Maison du Chocolat FR
Norman Love, Norman Love Confections US
Katrina Markoff, Vosges Haut-Chocolat US
Pierre Marcolini, Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier BE
Michael and Jacky Recchiuti, Recchiuti Confections US
Michel Richart, Richart Design et Chocolat FR
Patrick Roger, Chocolaterie Patrick Roger FR
Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolates US

Chocolatier Interviews

Pam Williams connects with chocolatiers at the top of their craft—finding out what inspired them to make great chocolates for a living!

Artisan du Chocolat
B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
Cocoa West Chocolatier
Dezwartevos Artisanal Chocolates
Enric Rovira
Fog City News
Fran's Chocolates
Guido Gobino
Knipschildt Chocolatier
L.A. Burdick Chocolates
La Place Collection
Lillie Belle Farms
Norman Love Confections
Patrick Roger
Paul.a.Young Fine Chocolates
Recchiuti Confections
Sibú Chocolate
Thomas Haas
VizioVirtù Cioccolateria
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Woodhouse Chocolate
Zokoko Chocolate

Want to learn more about the top chocolatiers in our world?

Also check out the Fine Chocolate Industry Association. The organization was founded by an international group of chocolate professionals who came together in support of the art of fine chocolate making.

Why do we love people who are passionate about chocolate? Check out the note printed on the door of Patrick Roger's car:

Patrick Roger

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