Chuck Siegel began experimenting with chocolate when he bought a book on truffle making and a block of Belgian chocolate. What started as an attempt to impress a female friend who was a chocolate connoisseur, ended up being a passion of Chuck's that would later define his career.
Chuck has been a part of the San Francisco chocolate scene since 1987. He taught himself everything he knows about the art of chocolate making through trial and error. With the help of artisan chocolate pioneers, Joseph Schmidt and Alice Mendrich, he learned the skills he needed to start his own company, Attivio Confections, at the remarkably young age of 25. After selling Attivo in 1995, Chuck took a break from making confections to work as a business consultant. Not being able to stay away for long, Chuck founded his second artisan chocolate company, Charles Chocolates, in 2004 where he remains today. With Charles Chocolates, Chuck has set out to redefine the world of fine chocolate confections by using only the finest ingredients, including some of the world's best chocolates, organic herbs, fruits, and nuts as well as the freshest cream and butter.
USA (Emeryville, California)