Norman Love, pastry chef turned chocolatier, rocked the chocolate world by creating chocolates with brilliant shine and color. Sparkling in tropical brights and gold dust, his chocolates are a feast for both the eye and palate.
Our Interview with Norman
What motivated you to open a chocolate business?
Chocolate has always been a true passion of mine. After spending twenty-five years in the pastry business, I decided to work with chocolate. I wanted to work with an ingredient that people love, an ingredient that makes people happy.
Did you have any formal training in chocolate making?
Chocolate has always been a huge part of my life as a pastry chef. I have attended numerous chocolate making classes around the world, and also competed in countless chocolate and pastry competitions.
Where do you get your inspiration for the different flavors and textures you include in your chocolates?
My travels around the world as corporate pastry chef for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company exposed me to various ingredients from countries around the world. I believe that people eat with their eyes. My inspiration is that "wow" factor that people have when they see my creations. I prepare singular, easily-identified, fresh flavors.
If you had to describe your product line in a couple of sentences, what would that be?
Artistry in chocolate. Pure, quality, fresh ingredients, visually expressed.
What is your personal favorite out of all the products you make and why?
Tahitian Vanilla Caramel for its pure, simplistic flavor. For caramel lovers, it’s over the top.
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