Welcome To The North America
Website for Culinary Professionals
Founded ninety years ago by a pastry chef in Tain L’hermitage, France in the Rhone Valley (from which the company derives its name), Valrhona has firmly established itself as the choice of chefs around the world. In fact, it has been through working shoulder-to-shoulder in collaboration with chefs that many of Valrhona’s product and flavor innovations have been born.
It is in the spirit of this special connection with chefs that Valrhona USA extends their partnership with the introduction of their first North American website for culinary professionals, www.valrhonaprofessional.com. “The professional website will enable these relationships, which we cherish to grow stronger and bring even more value to both us as a company, and our friends and customers in the kitchen,” notes Valrhona USA COO, Anthony Valla.
From information on new products for chefs and chocolatiers to schedules of demos and classes, www.valrhonaprofessionals.com will inform, educate, and instruct through regularly updated content and news. Industry professionals will be able to access information, such as how to order products, product usage, tips, recipes, and frequently asked questions 24/7. Chefs will also be able to contact Valrhona for responses to individual questions.
The new professional website perfectly illustrates Valrhona’s unparallel support for chefs.
Created in 1922 in the Rhone Valley region of France by a pastry chef for pastry chefs, Valrhona has remained a chef driven company that values working in partnership with culinary professionals.
Valrhona employs 20 corporate chefs and operates three premier pastry schools ("Ecoles du Grand Chocolat") throughout the world. Under the direction of Chef Frederic Bau, these centers have become unequaled spaces for chefs to learn, exchange ideas, and master their craft.
The brand of choice for the world's most demanding pastry professionals and chocolatiers, Valrhona is committed to the creation of unique artisan quality chocolates with complex and balanced flavors. Its tradition of creativity, expertise in taste, and a strict adherence to traditional chocolate-making methods make it the standard bearer in the industry.
The pillars of Valrhona’s philosophy are the uncompromising commitment to quality, taste, innovation as well as community, environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.
As an owner of 2 plantations, Valrhona is literally the source of fine chocolate as they plant, discover, select, and blend fine and rare cocoa beans.