MEET CHLOE, THE WOMAN BEHIND CHOCOLATIA.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that chocolate is my world. It’s no coincidence that all the letters of my name, Chloe, appear in the word chocolate; we are kindred spirits.
Both of my grandmothers taught me all the basics of baking and, often when I’m developing a new creation or recipe, I think back to the days we’d spend in the kitchen, cooking and laughing.
I founded Chocolatia as a way of expressing my personality through my work. After refining my pastry skills for several years, under the expert eye of the chefs in the two Michelin-starred restaurant Andrew Fairlie and at Gleneagles, I felt ready to take the plunge. With the support of my friends, family, colleagues, and suppliers I finally found the confidence and courage to set up on my own.
From those early memories in my grandmother’s kitchen, and my days studying professional Patisserie at City of Glasgow College, to my life-changing opportunity at Gleneagles – where I’ve had the privilege of representing the UK in global culinary competitions, creating bespoke chocolate room gifts, and built show stopping chocolate sculptures for events like the Solheim Cup – I’m delighted to introduce people to my very own brand, Chocolatia, which is one part passion, one part knowledge, two parts hard work, all mixed together with a generous dollop of love.
All my chocolates are designed to be absolutely devoured, either with a cup of tea, a dram of whisky, a glass of champagne, or shared with someone special over a kiss and a cuddle, so I hope they sweeten your day!
Love, C x
From its unmistakable aroma and mouth-watering flavour, to all the sweet memories tied up in it, chocolate is what makes us feel good. So imagine my delight when I realised as a child that I could build my career around something that makes everyone happy!
SOURCING QUALITY INGREDIENTS AND KEEPING THINGS LOCAL
Here at Chocolatia we make chocolates using only the finest ingredients, including Valrhona chocolate which is renowned for its high quality and outstanding flavours. We are also deeply proud of our Scottish heritage, and enjoy showcasing the wonder of Scotland’s natural larder in our creations, from fresh Perthshire berries to our favourite botanicals such as elderflower which grows in abundance in Perthshire and it's surrounding areas.
So support local, show someone some love and shop Chocolatia!