Meet Ralph Leroy

The Chocolatier

The Chocolate Taster

The Chocolate Maker

From Fashion Creation to Fine Art Chocolate

After fashion, the designer creates Makaya Chocolat, and adds a new string to his bow, becoming master chocolatier.

 

Ralph Leroy is an eclectic man. A Haitian by birth and an adoptive Montrealers, this versatile designer and jewelry designer has made a name for himself in Montréal’s very exclusive fashion scene.

 

Since his first collection for men in 2009, he continues the collections and creativity. Five years later, and a growing recognition, he returned to his country of origin, a place of inspiration and opened his studio loft in 2015.

 

From fashion to chocolate, there was only one step. Ralph Leroy first made it in 2009 at the invitation of the Montreal Chocolate Show, where he created a fashion show with chocolate accessories every year until 2013.

 

But it’s on his return to Haiti that this aesthetic inspiration will become a chocolate passion: in its terroir, that of cocoa, chocolate is obvious, Ralph Leroy wants and will make chocolate.

The Chocolate Maker

Ralph Leroy, The Chocolate Master. Having taste and talent is not enough to satisfy one’s ambitions. With better knowledge, he thinks he can transform the quality of chocolate produced in Haiti and increase the added value for cocoa producers. Ralph Leroy leaves 6 months in Europe to learn the techniques and the job.

 


Now he develops the recipes that highlight Haiti’s cocoa and its exotic growing fruits.

 

After having continued his apprenticeship in Trinidad to be able to produce “bean to bar” from the bean to the tablet, the chocolate artist develops a new business in Haiti and works with planters to better grow and select cocoa, so that this product of Haiti is part of the “fine cocoas” those who are most prized on the world market.

 

The aim is to create a chocolate factory in its northern region, to better value this commodity and its nutritional and taste values in his own country.

The Chocolatier

As a chocolatier, through his love and passion for the art, Ralph Leroy carefully selects the ultimate best quality of cocoa beans, then he processes, tempers, molds, and stores the chocolate properly under punctilious sanitary conditions.

The end product is an edible work of art on the palate of its delighted consumers, without preservatives, nor of artificial colors.

The Chocolate Taster

From the selection of the ultimate best cocoa beans, Ralph ensures quality control in the development stages of chocolate making.

With a very sensitive palate, his knowledge in chemistry and food-based subjects, Ralph Leroy brings to perfection his chocolate recipes for the delight and enjoyment of his consumers.

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