Guittard Chocolate Company
For well over 100 years, the Guittard Chocolate Company has created the finest chocolate in the world for chocolate connoisseurs and culinary professionals around the world. It all began during the great California Gold Rush when Etienne Guittard made the long voyage from France to the Barbary Coast with the dream of striking it rich in gold. In need of mining equipment, this French immigrant brought with him chocolate from his uncle’s confectionary with the hope of using it to trade for supplies. When wealthy miners offered to pay for his delectable treats, he soon discovered this cocoa-based treat was a goldmine in itself and returned to his homeland to perfect the fine art of chocolate making. Once he returned to the US, he opened his first chocolatier business which sold chocolate, coffee, tea, and spices.