After 5 years nestled at the front of the Grosvenor Hotel on Chester’s Eastgate, Rococo Chocolates is moving to bigger and brighter things at its own independent store at 118 Northgate Street.
The new store will have an even wider selection of delectable handmade chocolates, artisan bars, chocolate figurines and classic gift boxes.
This larger store will also feature a cosy cafe and garden terrace where customers can meet friends and enjoy award winning hot chocolate, and freshly made barista coffee from local roasters Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters
The new shop will also feature a unique Chocolate Classroom which will host workshops, tastings and for all kinds of groups events and occasions from children’s birthdays, to corporate team building to sophisticated hen parties!
VIP guests will be invited to attend an evening party at the new store hosted by Rococo Chocolates Founder, Chantal Coady and her husband James Booth on Thursday 8 June and Rococo Chocolates will open its door for the soft launch on 31 May.
Manager, Peter Kubica: “I’m really excited about the possibilities that this new location will bring. Not only will we continue to be the only chocolate shop in Chester selling award winning handmade chocolates, but now we have social and learning spaces where our customers can really indulge in their passion for all things chocolate!”
Rococo Chocolates Founder, Chantal Coady, OBE: “I’m thrilled to see Rococo Chester, which is our only store outside of London, really blossom and offer so much to chocolate fans from Chester and beyond. Peter Kubica, our effervescent and irrepressible manager, has put together a great team who have huge enthusiasm and chocolate knowledge and understand that superb customer service is as important as providing a wonderful product; they are amazing ambassadors and I am so proud of them all!”
Assistant Manager, Dan Mitchell: “There are some amazing changes going on in Chester at the moment, with all sorts of investments and improvements being made to our city. Our move to this great new location puts us at the very heart of the newly revived Northgate Quarter, opposite Chester’s wonderful new arts centre: Storyhouse.
Notes to editors
Chantal Coady, OBE:
In 1983, a young woman dared to follow her dreams, to share with others her love for real chocolate. Following on from a Saturday job in Harrods selling chocolate, Chantal knew she wanted to create her own magical emporium of luxury chocolate. She envisaged Rococo to be a chocolate paradise, so armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion and the belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, Chantal opened the doors of the first Rococo Chocolates shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea. Rococo is known for Ethical Luxury, Chantal has invested in a cocoa farm in Grenada where they work with the local farmers and the Grenada Chocolate Company to add value to this most important crop.
More than three decades and five shops later Chantal is still pioneering the movement for real chocolate. In 2014 Chantal Coady was awarded an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours ‘For Services to Chocolate’ recognising her long and ground-breaking career.
Rococo is proud to have been recognised by the Academy of Chocolate, International Chocolate Awards and Great Taste for our chocolates. Rococo won 9 medals at the Academy of Chocolate www.acadofchoc.com awards in April 2017
Gold: Yuzu and Sake, Rooibos
Silver: Lychee & Thai Lime, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Macadamia Gianduja, Liquorice & Rhubarb
Bronze: Popcorn Ganache, Cashew & Caramelised Cocoa Nib Cluster, Caramelised Macadamias & Hazelnuts