Chocolatier Thirty Years in The Making
To manufacture premium chocolates using the world's finest ingredients, backed by outstanding customer service.
With Easter just around the corner, we thought we'd share the story about the Grisold brothers who built their business Chocolatier from scratch. Chocolatier tastes delicious and I can say that as a chocoholic:)
Initially trading as the Diamond Creek Chocolate Company, brothers David and John Grisold began buying and selling confectionary for the fundraising market. By the mid 80's David and John saw an opportunity to start making premium chocolates for airlines and the high-end hotels.
With the help of an experienced Chocolatier', David and John developed a new hand-made European range, also opening a retail outlet at the front of their Diamond Creek premises. Initially, they were making only a few kilos a day, with David doing daily deliveries of the fresh chocolates, and John managing production and retail sales through the shop.
As Chocolatier Australia's reputation for fine chocolates grew, so did the company. In 1987 they moved to Ivanhoe and in 1991, a third brother, Mark, joined the business as a director and head of manufacturing. Their sister Joanne and her husband Bruce were also heavily involved in the day to day running of the business.
Over time the product range evolved and by 2005, the business moved into a purpose-built factory and warehousing facility in the suburb of Heidelberg West just 3km from the original Ivanhoe factory.
Even though Chocolatier Australia has grown considerably in 30 years, the art of fine chocolate making has never been lost. The family constantly strive to manufacture the very best products they can, using ethically sourced cocoa, the best ingredients, and state of the art equipment.
Today, the business is still family-owned and run, with John and Mark as Directors and several of their children working in various roles throughout the business. Along with a well-trained and passionate staff, they are still making beautiful chocolates in Melbourne!
Check out the Chocolatier Easter range here and try for yourself. Let us know what you think. Happy Easter everyone- I hope you enjoy happy, relaxing times with your families.
Last image thanks to the Herald Sun