David Greenwood-Haigh FIH

Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality
Masterchef member of the Craft Guild of Chefs
DiT Export Champion

 

 

 

Food Judge at:

Academy of Chocolate Awards
International Chocolate Awards
Great Taste Awards
World Steak Awards
British Cheese Awards
British Pie Awards

 As well as being a multi-award winning chocolatier, David is a pioneer in chocolate and constantly strives to share his passion for the versatile food with as many people as possible.

It’s no secret that people love chocolate but David’s demonstrations and talks allow you to experience a completely different side to this adaptable food through careful pairings and an eye for introducing the ancient food into savoury dishes.

You cannot help but be swept up by David’s chocolate journey as he walks you through the food’s rich history and incredible story.

David’s work has also seen him travel internationally in his role as a Chocolate Consultant helping businesses all over the world to realise their chocolate dreams.

This work has ranged from setting up small bean-to-bar factories from scratch all the way through to helping more established businesses to develop new ranges to grow sales.

Similarly, David has travelled the globe delivering his Chocolate Team Building events and Safaris to multinational corporations and clients. The Chocolate Safaris have expanded over time and now reach Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai, Sao Tome & Principe and even Haiti.

David has spent the last sixteen or so years sharing his chocolate story and changing many perceptions along the way with his well-refined ‘sensory analysis of chocolate’. However, David’s mission goes a little deeper than that and taps into his strong desire to support Fairtrade and sustainably sourced chocolate. The Coeur de Xocolat ambition is to setup a chocolate co-operative in Haiti to give people in one of the world’s most depraved areas the means to support themselves.

David is a food raconteur in its truest sense and his message is one that has built a following everywhere he preaches.

David is a Qualified chef with more than 40 years’ experience working in hotels and the food industry in sales and product development at businesses such as Campbell’s Soup, Unilever, Bidvest and Divine Chocolate.

He has expert knowledge of food and a discerning palate making exceptional and inspiring chocolates using only natural, real ingredients with no essences or flavourings.

David is a skilled chef and creative cullinologist, as well as being:

International Chocolate consultant

Development chef
Food Theatre Demonstration Chef

Foodies Festival
York Chocolate Festival
Wakefield Rhubarb Festival
Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival
Melton Mowbury Chocolate Festival
Salon du Chocolat

Food Judge

Academy of Chocolate Awards
International Chocolate Awards
Great Taste Awards
World Steak Awards
British Cheese Awards
British Pie Awards

Guest lecturer at universities and catering colleges
After Dinner speaker
Chocolate Teambuilding Coach
International Chocolate Safari Leader

Sao Tome, Haiti, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam, Dubai

Company number 08039557

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