At Vosges Haut-Chocolat, we harness the power of storytelling to open minds, spirits and palates through chocolate, inspiring us all to interact with the world in a more loving way. We seek to create harmony, creativity and inspiration through the exploration of the alchemic balance between the soul that seeks happiness and the spirit that wants to rule the world.
Founder & Chocolatier
Beginning with an apprenticeship in Spain under the direction of Ferran and Albert Adria of the famed El Bulli, I began to understand that food was a medium for transformative, visceral experiences. A perfect bite in an unexpected form could spark curiosity and open someone’s heart. It could create balance.
At the encouragement of Ferran, I set out on a quest directed by the ‘signs’ to identify my path and reason for being in the world of good, meaningful food. I embarked on a trip around the world. On my travels I began to see my destiny as an alchemist, sharing in the long tradition of those who believe that CREATION is the great work and when ingredients are combined in just the right way, they become greater than the sum of their parts.
When I returned to the States, I knew the restaurant kitchen wasn’t the right place for me and that my travels had unlocked a need for me to tell and re-tell stories that would have an impact to open minds, balance the body, mind and spirit, and create appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.
Travel the World through Chocolate was born.
In the last twenty years I have used vibrant cacao as the medium for my collections. By combining it with indigenous, energetic plants, I am able to communicate a sense of place, terroir or earth as the grounding home that connects the soul of the story to the people who it originates with. I’ve made it part of my mission to use only superior sourced ingredients as an acknowledgement to nature’s secret and potent bounty that I have the honor and responsibility to reveal.
Through chocolate I have explored: all seven continents, the Marchesa Casati, African American influences on music, ancient Egypt, aphrodisiacs, the first creative cuisine of Italy, the curiosity of Fermentation, how we taste through our sense of smell and more.
Food and Alchemy have been associated with one another since ancient times, exploring the principle of blending the elements, planets and their vibrations with food. When combined at the right time, with the right hands and heart, food can be transformed into something other than sustenance.
As the giver or receiver of the final product, you also experience your own energetic intentions and love.
Ultimately, as a company we are in pursuit of three things. They are at the core of everything we do and through every experience we create. I wish the same three things for you: Peace, Love and Chocolate.