Coeur de Xocolat Chocolate specialist
In 2011 David setup Coeur de Xocolat to embody the skills and passions he has gained throughout his long career in food working for some of the world’s largest food companied.
Coeur de Xocolat Chocolate specialises in chocolate consultancy, chocolate events, and culinary demonstrations anything which allows David to share his knowledge and experiences with chocolate sweet or savoury by putting his unique twist on the chocolate world.
His work at Coeur de Xocolat has seen him providing corporate team-building days for big businesses like Deloitte PWC, Compass group, DWP, DoJ, and Danone, demonstrate his wares to over 50,000 people, reach 25M people in television appearances and train a host of professional chocolatiers and teaching in several hospitality schools as a guest lecturer.
David often leads chocolate and food safaris to Ghana, Haiti, Sao Tome, Bruges, Paris, London Dubai taking large and more intimate groups of foodies to the source of flavour, with hands on workshops and rain forest tours.
As part of our chocolate consultancy we can help setting up small scale chocolate factories in origin (Haiti, Sao tome) to create:
David Greenwood-Haigh FIH
David is an award-winning chocolatier and chef with over forty years’ experience in the food industry as a Master Chef member of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
David has built an impressive list of accolades since he started on his own to include being a Export champion with the department for International trade, a food judge for Great Taste Awards, the International Chocolate, academy of chocolate Awards, world steak challenge, British pie awards and a Fellow at the Institute of Hospitality.
David’s Food Adventure began as a young chef in Yorkshire working in large hotels and learning his trade. He quickly progressed through the ranks and transitioned into multiple sales roles for companies including Unilever, Campbell’s and Young’s seafood.
David’s passion for chocolate was born from his last employed position for Divine Chocolate, which is where his Food Adventure started to pick up pace. It was here that David focussed his enthusiasm for food on ethically sourced, fantastic quality chocolate. This role afforded David some career changing opportunities to work directly with Cocoa Farmers in Ghana to understand first-hand the subtle nuances of cocoa production.
David’s Food Adventure made another turn in early 2015 when he decided to develop a retail range of products based on his knowledge of the market and the potential held in chocolate.
The result was a range of seven premium chocolate bars and three jams with a chocolate-twist; David’s hard work was rewarded with a Great Taste Gold Award this year for his Raspberry Jam with 70% Arauca Dark Chocolate Product and awards in Deliciouslyorkshire's taste awards.
He has gone on to help several other companies also win awards
The Coeur de Xocolat Adventure is only just starting and David plans to put his enthusiasm for chocolate and fine food in front of more people as he educates and builds his chocolate empire.
David’s other passions include: Haiti, His large collection of cookery books (many of them about Chocolate!), and Photography (check out his Flickr page). With typical enthusiasm and a friendly ‘Yorkshire directness’ David said “Working with chocolate is my passion – creating exciting new flavours, demonstrating and sharing techniques and skills. But being able to meet, help and inspire people is what really drives me. Sometimes small differences like using Fairtrade can make big changes to people’s lives” David is an experienced speaker and regularly presents to groups ranging from 10 to 3000 people and is comfortable to use multimedia or just voice with limited props.
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