I’m a chocolate expert and consultant based in London.
I’m Chief Chocolate Officer at Cocoa Runners, Editor of Chocablog, Co-Founder of World Chocolate Guide and board member of The Guild Of Fine Chocolate. I have also been lucky enough to judge at The International Chocolate Awards, and helped organise the 2011 Academy Of Chocolate Awards.
My love of chocolate started in 2006 when I started Chocablog without knowing anything about the industry. Now with over eight years experience writing about everything from artisan bean-to-bar products to supermarket confectionery, I still find something new to learn every day. I’ve visited chocolate factories and cocoa plantations around the world, helped run public and corporate chocolate tastings with Cocoa Runners, and met many of the real artisans who produce some of the best chocolate in the world.
I’ve written about the explosion of small batch chocolate makers, and the challenges facing the chocolate industry, from both ethical and sustainability points of view. I’ve contributed to pieces for BBC News, The Guardian, The Independent. The Daily Mail & Shortlist Magazine, amongst others.
Chocolate has become my passion as well as my job. Whether it be finding a new bar, meeting a new chocolate maker or sharing my passion for great chocolate at a tasting event, the excitement is always there.
Before becoming a chocolate writer, I started a small web development & design agency called Dynamite New Media, and still do some work in this area – particularly for chocolate and food industry clients.