Charlie (Karel)

   Kate


Charlie:

Isn't it everyone's dream to turn your hobby into your profession? 

 

Well that's exactly what I did.  Chocolique's story started in 2006 in Belgium.  I decided to attend an evening course 'artisan chocolate maker'.  At the time I attended this class purely as a hobby and it ran one evening a week over a two year period.  At the time I was working full time in the bank insurance business.

 

Three years later I fulfilled a long cherished dream to migrate to Australia. I settled in Adelaide and after a brief few months of again working in the banking industry I decided to go and chase my dream to become a professional chocolatier.

 

I believe that a quality product can only be produced by using the best quality ingredients and with the proper knowledge. 

Therefore we get our chocolate for our chocolate fountains or our handmade chocolates from Belgium.  Whenever possible, we source our accompanying ingredients locally. 

 

We make all our chocolates by hand in Aldinga Beach and we sell our chocolates at markets in and around Adelaide.  Or regular markets include the Victor Harbor Farmers Market, Stirling market, Willunga Quarry market, Adelaide Hills Farmers Market, Goolwa Wharf market and Goolwa Cittaslow Farmers Market.  We also attend many other events throughout the year.  Please click below to check our Facebook page for more days and times. 

Kate:

I Love making chocolates but above all, I love the interaction with our customers.

 

Hi I am Kate. 

 

I am originally from the UK where I worked for more than a decade in sales for a large corporate

 

Migrated to Adelaide in 2007. 

 

I left my sales position in the corporate world and I joined forces with Charlie to help built Chocolique to be the business it is today.

 

When I started I had no experience in chocolates making.  I was surprised to see how involved the art of producing handmade chocolates is.  Tempering, molding, dipping,  I learned it all on the job under Charlie's watchful eye.

 

As much as I love to make chocolates, more than anything I love the interaction with our customers on the markets or at fountain hires.  Going to the markets and seeing my regular customers for me is like meeting up with my friends!  I thank all our loyal customers who keep coming back week after week on our regular markets!

 

Charlie and I put our heart and soul in our business and we pride ourselves on outstanding quality and making our customers feel special.  

 

So I thank you for buying local and above all, for supporting our family!