The rise of the chocolatier

chantal coady

Coady, if you’re not aware of her, has been a pioneer in opening up the fine chocolate world, producing artisan bars and chocolates for 26 years – selling them through her three London shops, including her flagship Belgravia store in Motcomb Street. Unlike the current crop of pastry chef-proprietors, her background is not in professional kitchens; rather she was a chocaholic amateur with the passion and drive to bring fine chocolate into the London arena. But today’s craft specialists owe much to her trailblazing which began to raise public awareness that there was more to chocolate than mainstream confectionery bars, says one of the UK’s leading chocolate experts, Sara Jayne Stanes (author of Chocolate, the Definitive Guide and a founding member of the Academy of Chocolate). “The best chocolate shops in London today are all run by top pastry chefs, but Chantal Coady laid the foundations for the current trend,” she affirms.

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1 Comment

  • Reply April 1, 2010

    Alanna

    Experienced Rococo chocolates at the Chocolate Festival in London last weekend. Good chocolates and I adore the packaging!

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