Chef/Owner - Justin
I completed culinary school and apprenticed under my father-in-law Tom as well as Swiss chocolatier Jean Pierre Meyenberg. The past 15 years I have been honing my craft and developing the business plan for the evolution of Naked Chocolate. My epiphany moment came when I was selected with 8 other chocolatiers from across the country to Ecuador to witness the cacao harvest. The trip proved to be both educational and inspirational. I realized that the finished product was not the whole part of the puzzle. Responsibly sourcing the best cacao in the world from small family farms via direct trade became our mission. We believe that ensuring proper wages for the hard working cacao farmers is not only the right thing to do, but it is also imperative for the sustainability of cacao. I am a complete student of the game. I love connecting with other chocolatiers and customers and have been incredibly lucky to have made so many wonderful friendships along the way. I currently reside in Pipersville, PA with my wife and two kids and rescue puppy Freida.
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