Hi! I'm Shobitha and I am your Chocolate Sommelier.
- I am an internationally certified chocolate taster, accredited by the International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting
- I have studied & collaborated with international chocolate and cacao expert Chloe Doutre Roussel (I highly recommend reading her book, "The Chocolate Connoisseur')
- I am a judge in the International Chocolate Awards
I have also undergone trainings with French chocolatiers and makers (including Chocobio Anduze, accredited by the French state), and completed a certification in Chocolate Quality & Shelf Life with Ecole Chocolat. (Canada)
When I'm not tasting/judging/teaching chocolate, you can find me geeking out at specialty grocery shops and stalking my favourite spiritual thought leaders (on the internet, obviously! Currently on Sahara Rose, Deepak Chopra and Sadhguru). Right now, I am attempting to complete my certification in 'Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation' with the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
Following many enriching years in Malaysia and France, I am now based in the vibrant city of Dublin, Ireland. Find me on Instagram here.
*The Chocolate Sommelier was formerly known as 'Maison Choyi', as this journey started from my days living in France.