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Get To Know Us

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Hot Chocolat, an artisanal chocolate company based in Seattle, Washington, specializing in fresh, handcrafted chocolates based on classic French techniques with a twist.

We source only the highest quality non-GMO, and fair trade certified ingredients (whenever possible), and never adding preservatives, extenders, artificial flavors or additives.

We believe in taking a craftman’s approach to chocolate making centered on creativity, passion and excellence. We’ve never been so excited to share with you our chocolate knowledge  and the story that every cocoa bean can tell.

So whether you are looking for a special gift, or a decadent treat for yourself, you will find it here.

Meet the Chocolatier

About
Michael D. Poole is an award-winning chef who has 30 years of experience as a firehouse cook for the Seattle Fire Department. He has also been featured on The Rachael Raye Show, King 5 and Kiro 7 TV.

Chef Poole is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris with Le Grande Diplome in Cuisine and Pastry. He specialzes in French and Island cuisines, French pastries, and handcrafted artisinal chocolates.


” I was introduced to good food in my grandmother’s Santa Barbara kitchen. Although I became a firefighter by profession, I have always maintained a love of cooking. I take great pleasure in creating a meal that is both delightful to the senses and satisfying for the appetite.“
 

Awards

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Master2012
  • I am attempting to control myself with my 1st box of hand-crafted chocolates from Chef Michael Poole of Hot Chocolat, Artisan Firehouse Chocolates. I ordered the Dark Chocolate w/Caramel & Sea Salt and may I say they are utterly AMAZING!

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    Paula Penn-Nabrit
  • “What a special treat. They were exceptional! We both loved them. We had fun tasting the different flavors and oohing and aaahing over each one. THANK YOU!”

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    Kyra, Arizona