The community
for chocolate inspiration.

For chefs / By chefs.

To know chocolate, explore new creative concepts and truly unlock its full potential, Chefs are eager to collaborate and exchange their expertise and ideas. More than a platform, CacaoCollective is a community.

By harnessing the power of the collective, CacaoCollective aims to elevate the knowledge, creativity, sense of belonging and success of chefs.


Paul Kelly, the Executive Pastry Chef and Cacao Barry Ambassador who is this month celebrating his 20th year at The Marrion hotel in Dublin where initially he planned to stay just for a short period, is sharing with us his passion for pastry, love for chocolate and gratitude for the great support he always had from the hotel team.


Erik Van der Veken obviously enjoys his creative talent, pushing himself to try out unusual flavour combinations which may be quite challenging for some people. He was stimulating the Irish palates at Catex, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality show, presenting his new collection of bonbons.