And Sons Chocolatier
|HometownLos Angeles, California||SpecialtyChocolate||Est.1982|
In with the old. In with the new
andSons is a second-generation chocolatier formed by two brothers, a renowned pastry chef and a love of fine chocolate. Bridging the gap between old and new, andSons marries our European heritage with the inspiration and creativity of our Los Angeles roots to reimagine the world’s most important food group.
It All Started with Mom
35 years ago she began importing chocolates from Switzerland. At a time when European chocolate was still considered exotic, she introduced customers to ganaches, gianduja and pralines. Expanding the business to include a café, she eventually turned a little corner shop into a local institution. Growing up, her sons learned not only an appreciation of fine chocolate but how to care for customers and community. Today, they are proud to carry on the business by making chocolate in their own kitchen that honors past traditions and establish new ones for the next generation.
Our Brother from another Mother
Joining the andSons family is chocolatier Kriss Harvey. Recently named one of America’s Top 10 Pastry Chefs, Kriss was formerly the Executive Pastry Chef at The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel. With a passion for all things chocolate, Kriss’ skills have been honed in the revered kitchens of Oriol Balaguer and Emmanuel Ryon in France, the Ritz Carlton and the Wynn Las Vegas. The chemical formula for theobromine is tattooed on his right arm.
andSons makes fine chocolate in limited quantities. All chocolates are made in our modern kitchen using time-honored techniques. With some recipes calling for fifteen or more steps, Chef Kriss and his team carefully craft each piece by hand. With an obsession for quality, we source organic, all natural ingredients from specialty providers around the world, including our local farmer’s market.
One Passion. Two Styles
Our classic line of chocolates is based on a French-style of confections which feature traditional flavors such as ganaches and pralines topped with subtle decorative elements.
Our modern line showcases bold and inventive flavor pairings inside distinctive and colorful hand-painted shells. Too pretty to eat? Never.