Ecole Chocolate Certified Chocolatier


Certified Chocolatier

You have clicked on my Certified Chocolatier badge.

This badge represents not only my passion for fine chocolate craftsmanship but also my successful completion of a formal education in professional chocolate arts.

The above badge celebrates the high level of knowledge and skills I obtained while starting my career as a chocolatier. These became the foundation for a career in chocolate.

My use of the badge certifies that:

I am familiar with cacao cultivation and processing practices. This knowledge gives me an understanding and appreciation for the unique flavor of each chocolate I use in my recipes and production. 

I value my partnership with fine chocolate makers and chocolate manufacturers. I use my knowledge of chocolate to evaluate their offerings for my preferred flavor profile, including lingering finish, bitter to sweet balance and viscosity.

I understand the chemistry of chocolate and how its chemical properties determine a chocolate's performance when used in different techniques. I may use a specific chocolates for fillings, another for enrobing and yet another for molding.

I know how important it is to perfect my chocolate recipe development process, as pre-planning and testing is key to the success of the final product. Good recipe formulation and production best practices allow me to produce a perfect product efficiently, safely and consistently, time after time.

I have experience in professional chocolate making skills and techniques including tempering, enrobing, decorating and molding. I am knowledgeable about the equipment used to support fine artisan craftsmanship.

I respect my customers and their intelligence by being open about the ingredients and processing of my chocolate products. I keep my product labels, promotional materials and marketing messages accurate and don't make claims that I cannot support.