My name is Rita
I was born in Moscow, moving to Berlin in my twenties. Before chocolate, I worked in the theater and fine arts for almost 20 years, I always adored nature and fine food. One day it became apparent to me that I could use the lens of my art background to look at food. I then, became a professional pastry maker focusing on chocolate and bonbon making.
I stayed in Amsterdam and started to share my knowledge with others, hosting tastings, workshops and performances centred around chocolate. I opened my own atelier called “Carambole” and participated in chocolate festivals, art and design exhibitions with my creations. I taught practical chocolate at the Cacaomuseum Amsterdam. In 2020 I won the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the Academy of Chocolate in London. In 2021 I moved my atelier to Amersfoort and now I give master classes there in addition to Amsterdam. In 2021 I won 3 gold awards from the Academy of chocolate Awards in London, as well as the most prestigious trophy of the year for bonbon makers – the Golden bonbon!
Real craft chocolate is a material with tremendous artistic potential. Its flavour profile is endlessly varied, its story begins in the heights of the cacao tree and ends in a smile. I love to inspire people by telling the story of this amazing industry and my work as an artist. Book a masterclass and I will share my passion with you!