March 21, 2023

Ep. 75 Meet the Chief “Joy Activator” at Chuao Chocolatier

Ep. 75 Meet the Chief “Joy Activator” at Chuao Chocolatier

Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier shares joy with the world through delicious and engaging chocolate experiences.

Chocolate makes everybody happy, and with 21 different unique and custom flavors, Chuao Chocolatier has lots of ways to share the joy.  A delectable episode!

Meet Michael Antonorsi, the Chief “Joy Activator” at Chuao Chocolatier, whose inspiring success story is happening right here in Carlsbad.

From a modest start as a little shop on the 101 selling bon bons and truffles, to a manufacturing powerhouse recognized as a Top 10 Chocolatier in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine, the story of Chuao Chocolatier is as inspiring as it is delicious. Michael details his amazing journey from successful IT businessman in Venezuela to culinary student in Paris, to joyful chocolate entrepreneur right here in SoCal.  He shares his ups and downs in business, details his philosophy of how not to put the cart before the horse, and gives us an inside peek into the inner workings of the Chuao Chocolatier chocolate factory.

With a business dedicated to sharing joy, you won’t want to miss one delectable minute, as he describes their delicious and engaging chocolate experiences in mouth-watering detail. Chocolate bars, chocolate bark, hot chocolate, bon bons, truffles and more – a treat for the ears guaranteed to bring you joy. A can’t-miss episode!

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Michael Antonorsi

Chief Joy Officer

Chef Michael Antonorsi has always had a love for chocolate and over time has been able to share that love worldwide through Chuao Chocolatier.

Michael‘s mission is to share joy with the world through deliciously engaging chocolate experiences. He and his brother opened their first chocolate café in Encinitas, CA., in 2002 and named it Chuao as a nod to the legendary cacao-growing region, reflecting their heritage and commitment to Fair Trade Certified cacao and premium ingredients.

Over time Michael has earned many awards and accolades, one of which was being named a 2016 Top 10 Chocolatier in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine.