BETA5 Chocolate

Vancouver-based pastry chef Adam Chandler on why his team's recipes are reaping the awards and crowds

When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend’s recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it’s a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of the cream puffs that hadn’t yet sold out. The BETA5 craze is legitimate, and it’s no wonder …

Soma Chocolatemaker

Canada's premier chocolatier offers single-origin decadence and seasonal creations

There’s something about cold weather and comfort food that go hand-in-hand and any excuse to enjoy more chocolate is a welcome one, so it was a pleasure to indulge in some of the best from Toronto’s SOMA Chocolatemaker. Opting for small-batch production, SOMA develops close relationships with farmers around the world from the Dominican Republic to Papua New Guinea, with nearly all of their beans …