Valrhona' s Expertise:
from Cocoa Beans to Fine Chocolate Creations

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Since it was created by a pastry chef for pastry chefs in 1922 in Tain L’Hermitage, France, Valrhona has remained a chef driven company that values working in partnership with chefs. Employing 25 corporate chefs and operating four premier baking schools under the name of L’École du Grand Chocolat, the company is committed to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolates with complex, balanced, consistent flavors. This commitment to quality is matched only by the brand’s devotion to sustainable business practices.

FINE COCOA EXPERT

2-cocoa-expert.jpgVery few chocolatiers go so far as to become growers. But in order to learn more about cocoa, oversee its quality, and guarantee its refinement, Valrhona has mastered all aspects of the industry. It is in that spirit that Valrhona decided to open and operate its own plantations, first in Venezuela, and more recently, in the Dominican Republic.

CREATOR OF UNIQUE FLAVORS

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Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land that has been masterfully selected for its terroir. To guarantee the consistency of the taste qualities and flavor potential of their chocolates, Valrhona has taken unique steps in mastering taste.


L’ECOLE DU GRAND CHOCOLAT

4.jpgValrhona’s internationally-renowned expertise is inextricably linked to its pastry and chocolate school: l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat, created in 1989. For over 25 years, L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat has been helping our customers to learn specific technical skills in the field of pastry and bonbons. In September 2014, twenty years after launching the brand in North America, Valrhona is thrilled to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its world renowned school for Chefs, L’École du Grand Chocolat, with THE OPENING of its FIRST U.S. CHOCOLATE SCHOOL outpost in Brooklyn, NY.

In 2015, L’École du Grand Chocolat Brooklyn will also offer private classes for chefs and classes for non-professional gourmet enthusiasts.
Fore more information, visit valrhonaprofessionals.com


AMBASSADOR OF HAUTE GASTRONOMY

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Since the beginning, Valrhona’s goal has been to contribute to the success of its professional customers throughout the world and to promote taste. Valrhona is with them every step of the way to help refine their talent and distinguish themselves in their field. In the spirit of partnership with chefs and chocolatiers, the brand has constantly increased the support given to its customers over the years to promote their professions. This has taken the form of high-level training courses provided by L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat, as well as prestigious events such as the World Pastry Cup.