Shelly Preston - Rendered on: 25/04/2017 23:15:57
Creative Director & Principle Chocolatier
Shelly Preston is a multi-award winning chocolatier and the winner of the Academy of Chocolate’s inaugural Gold Leaf award. She is creative director of Ottar Chocolate, chocolatiers and bean-to-bar chocolate producers, based on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire where she also teaches the world-renowned School of Artisan Food.
After twelve years as a product developer in the natural beauty and wellbeing industry and inspired by her passion for essential oils, natural perfumery, extracts, herbs and spices, in 2006 Shelly decided to pursue her ambition to make her chocolate, initially in her home-built chocolate lab then with the launch of her own company based among like-minded artisan food producers on the Welbeck Estate.