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Leading Chocolatiers


While there are so many great chocolatiers to choose from, we celebrate the Best Chocolatiers 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 fine 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!

Want to become a chocolatier?

We teach you the knowledge and skills to be able to create beautiful chocolate bonbons, confections and bars, check out our online program: PROFESSIONAL CHOCOLATIER

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 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.

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Photography by Jessica Washburn, Bliss Chocolatier and Ecole Chocolat

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