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Job Role

Chocolatier

Organisation

Coeur De Xocolat Ltd

Biography

David is an award-winning chocolatier with over forty years’ experience in the food industry as a Master Chef member of the Craft Guild of Chefs and sales manager for various blue-chip global food businesses. David’s Food Adventure began as a young chef in Yorkshire Training first at Wakefield College and working in large hotels and learning his trade. He quickly progressed through the ranks and transitioned into Contract catering with Gardner Merchant then multiple sales roles for companies including Unilever, Campbell’s and CPC.

David’s passion for chocolate was reborn from his last employed position for Divine Chocolate, which is where his Food Adventure started to pick up pace. It was here that David focused his enthusiasm for food on ethically sourced, fantastic quality chocolate. This role afforded David some career changing opportunities to work directly with Cocoa Farmers in Ghana to understand first-hand the subtle nuances of cocoa production.

In 2011 David setup Coeur de Xocolat to embody the skills and passions he has gained throughout his career in food. The business specialises in chocolate events, consultation and demonstration which allows David to share his knowledge and experiences with chocolate by putting his unique twist on the chocolate world. His work as Coeur de Xocolat has seen him providing corporate team building days for big businesses like Deloitte and Danone, demonstrate his wares to over 50,000 people, reach 25M people in television appearances and train a host of professional chocolatiers.