Barry Colenso
Master Chocolatier

Barry Colenso Chocolate Consultancy

Barry is an expert in chocolate new product creation and development that can be delivered on a commercial scale. Barry balances practicality and technical skill with tremendous creativity and innovation. He has world class knowledge about all things chocolate, with extensive experience of manufacture and commercial kitchens in the UK and internationally. Barry is responsible for turning his customer's chocolate ambitions into commercial reality.

Passionate, he sets himself and others the highest standards. Unsurprisingly, Barry’s chocolate creations have been enjoyed at the most significant -royal - occasions.

He can work with just a verbal brief, an idea of what the customer wants and also a very specific brief - perhaps to beat a competitor product or to achieve cost savings or efficiency. He can take that through to physical and wonderfully edible kitchen samples, through to factory trial and first make. He is not just a thinker, he is an incredibly practical operator.

Sometimes Barry's expertise is called upon to help with the transition of kitchen and ideal product through to full scale make. He may not have created the initial idea but if anyone can make a product work, Barry can... so do please email or call Barry if you need a bigger thinker to help you or your team innovate, if you need specific product creation and if you have a product which you just cannot make run efficiently, maybe your scrap is high, or you have inconsistencies that your customer will not accept?

Consultant to companies including Mondelez (UK and India), Walkers Chocolates (UK), Love Chocolates (Hong Kong), Thornton's (UK), IFFCO (Dubai), Border Biscuits (UK), United Biscuits McVities (UK), Hershey (US and Europe), Barry Callebaut (UK) and ADM Chocolates (now part of Cargill) plus many smaller bespoke chocolate companies.

"had fun with these Chocolate Fish and Chips"