The Academy of Chocolate was founded in 2005 by five of Britain’s leading chocolate professionals, united in the belief that eating fine chocolate is one of life’s great pleasures.

Academy members meet to taste, discuss, demonstrate and debate issues regarding sourcing, transparency and the journey from bean to bar. Members of the public and chocolate lovers are welcome to attend. For more information on our events, take a look at our events page.


The Acacdemy of Chocolate Awards celebrate the world’s best chocolate. We’ve had an amazing set of entries for our seventh awards. Click here to find the full list of winners and where to buy the chocolates.

The Academy of Chocolate Committee Sara Jayne Stanes OBE (Chairman), Sarah Jane Evans MW (Secretary), Chantal Coady OBE (Treasurer), Marc Demarquette, Marie-Pierre Moine, Clive Martyr, Amelia Rope, Christopher Reeves and Angus Thirlwell.