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Meet Our Chocolatiers

The Chocolade Ambassade is honoured to represent four incredible chocolate makers, who embody the true craftsmanship of Belgian artisanal chocolate. Despite their diverse backgrounds and specialities, they all share our passion for chocolate and commitment to quality. It is their skilful hands, hard work and dedication that result in the exceptional chocolates we all crave.

chocolatier traditional style

Family tradition

V-chocolatier is a Kortrijk-based chocolate atelier established by Robert Sweertvaegher in 1933. It has been run by the Veroughstraete family for three generations & the original recipes have stood the test of time graciously. Fresh butter and cream are turned into the most indulgent chocolates by the skilled hands of the experienced chocolatiers. For many Belgians this is pure chocolate nostalgia!

Speciality: creamy mousse fillings

our bean to bar chocolatier

Unique flavours

Frederic Blondeel started his chocolate workshop in Brussels over 20 years ago. As a bean-to-bar chocolatier, he carefully selects and roasts cacao beans from all over the world to turn them into incredible chocolate creations. Our nickname for him is the “crazy chef ” as he loves to experiment with unique flavours inspired by his passion for travelling. In 2019 Gault & Millau awarded him the title “best chocolatier of the year”. Since a few years he has been running the atelier together with his daughter Eloïse. Together they form the perfect chocolate team!

Speciality: pure ganaches infused with herbs and spices

Back to the origins

Legast Artisan is run by Thibaut Legast and Patricia Forero in Braine-le-comte. Thibaut has been a chocolatier for over 20 years, learning the robes of the trade together with his father. Patricia worked for years with Colombian farmers to develop fine cacao varieties. Their combined knowledge and love for cacao have resulted in single origin chocolates that have won many international prizes, including a few gold medals! This is bean-to-bar chocolate at its finest.

Speciality: nut fillings highlighting the pure flavour of cacao

Young talent

In 2020 Jannes Deduytschaever opened his chocolate shop in Ghent together with his partner Karen. About only a year later, at the age of 29, he got named the best chocolatier of Flanders by Gault & Millau. His colourful and rebellious style makes him definitely stand out amongst the new generation of Belgian chocolatiers.

Speciality: fresh fruit flavours