About

Greetings!  I’m Victoria Cooksey and my love for all things chocolate lead me to pursue getting chocolate certifications which include Certificates of Achievement in Chocolate Technique & Mastering Chocolate Flavor from Ecole Chocolat.

I also have an IWC (Intermediate Wine Certificate) from the International Sommelier Guild.

Essential Vegan Desserts Course Rouxbe graduate. 

Did you know I also post chocolate reviews, and recipe videos on YouTube?  I hope you will check them out! Be sure to watch, like, share and subscribe to my channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-lp-lF_wB2oX_592jK9UQ

Five days a week I start off with a cup of craft drinking chocolate to get me through the day, and then have a coffee, or latte on the other two days. (I occasionally switch it up with a cup of Criobru instead).  I often NEED a bite of dark chocolate mid-morning, or mid-afternoon to keep me going, and then I taste test, or re-taste, at least one craft chocolate bar daily to make my tasting notes.

Living in the Pacific Northwest lends ease in finding outdoor background shots for my craft chocolate bar review pics.  I love picking out new shots!

I also do the occasional bit of consulting work in which a craft chocolate maker sends me a new chocolate bar or other chocolate item experiment in which I respond by giving private feedback on taste, texture, and so forth.

With Omnom Chocolate at Caputo’s Market 2019.

Domantas of Chocolate Naive NW Chocolate Festival 2018

Fu Wan Chocolate NW Chocolate Festival 2018

Dormouse Chocolate NW Chocolate Festival 2018

Luisa Abram Chocolates at NW Chocolate Festival 2018

Hogarth Chocolate at NW Chocolate Festival 2018

Domantas Uzpalis of Chocolate Naïve NW Chocolate Festival 2017.

 

Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate NW Chocolate Festival 2017

The Chocolate Journalist, Sharon Terenzi & Victoria Cooksey at the NW Chocolate Festival Seattle, WA 2016

Victoria Cooksey & Hazel Lee at the NW Chocolate Festival Seattle, WA 2016