Annamarie Jones, chocolatier
A sunny San Diego native, I decided to further my natural talents in cooking in 2007. I launched my career in cookery and chocolate after starting as a commis chef for a boutique Southeast Asian-fusion family-run catering company, and an artisan chocolate company, Chi Chocolat, in San Diego. After completion of the Grand Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu London in 2010, where I discovered my passionate undying affinity for chocolate, I landed a chocolatier role with Dallmann Fine Chocolates in San Diego. I returned to London and landed a chocolatier role with the prestigious Melt Chocolates in Notting Hill for two years, followed by Rococo Chocolates in 2013.
Passion for indulgence and taste: I organise and host chocolate experiences
With Melt Chocolates I was granted the opportunity to regularly lead chocolate workshops and lessons during production hours, ultimately getting the ball rolling again on my love for teaching . In 2012 I began my role as teaching chef with The Kitchen Queen, and later roles with Rococo Chocolates, L’atelier des Chefs, Bake With Maria, and The Michel Roux Jr Cookery School. As a professional teaching chef and graduate with work experience and proficiency in all areas of cuisine and patisserie, I’ve always enjoyed educating and encouraging people to personally develop their palates, improve their cooking skills, and to be seduced by new flavours! Chocolate is an excellent place to start.
I design and host chocolate events, tastings, & workshops, tailored to your specific occasion
I specialise in tailor-made workshops and events to discover the chocolate aficionado in all of us. I’ll be your culinary guide in tasting single origin chocolate combined with interesting pairings, such as wine, gin, spirits, beer, tea, or cheese & bread. Broaden your mind, be captivated, and enjoy an adventure through taste!