Expert Interview: Debbie Carter – Chocolate Craft

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Calling all chocolatiers! We caught up with Debbie, the Founder and Managing Director of Chocolate Craft. She gave us a little more insight into the Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop, perfect for chocaholics.

Q. How was Chocolate Craft founded?
A. I was actually an NHS Nursing Development and Research Manager who wanted a career change and wanted to run my own business. That was back in 2004 – some 13 years on, we continue to be an expanding business supplying the likes of Fortnum & Mason with hand decorated chocolates, whilst being firmly established as the region’s leading chocolate teaching and chocolate based team building events business.

Q. Where did your passion for Chocolate come from?
A. It was borne out of a passion for cooking and creativity. With its great versatility in both flavouring and composition, I found chocolate to be my perfect ingredient!

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Q. What is your favourite thing about teaching chocolate making classes & workshops?
A. Without a doubt, seeing the fun and enjoyment that people of all ages get from learning a new skill and developing their own handmade creations – then seeing how proud people are with what they’ve made.

Q. If you could tell every customer one thing, what would it be?
A. Get creative and enjoy!

Q. Do you have any funny stories about Chocolate Craft?
A. No funny stories in particular, though every workshop is guaranteed to deliver fun and laughter!

Q. Is there anything you would like to add or mention that has not been covered?
A. Only that anyone can make chocolates – men, women, boys, girls, mums and dads, grandpas and great-grandmas! It’s totally accessible and even beginners can, with the right tuition, produce highly professional results.


We would like to thank Debbie for taking the time to share her experiences with us. Whether you’re young or old, chocolate is everyone’s favourite, and an experience with Chocolate Craft makes a fantastic gift for all!

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