Barry Colenso
Master Chocolatier


I have had the pleasure of working with Barry many times over the years. Barry has a wealth of experience in all things chocolate with a very impressive track record, especially in new product development.

- Steve Calver (Commercial Director at HB Ingredients)
Barry has been the most gifted and creative developer of new chocolate and confectionery products in my Booth Smith food product development team and would be my first choice for any assignments in this field. His pedigree in the chocolate and sweets confectionery arena is unmatched and well proven and he is without doubt one of UKs top confectionery specialists.

- Brian Smith (Owner. Booth Smith Food Technology and Food Industry Consultant)
I have known Barry Colenso since 1983 when Barry was Executive Pastry Sous Chef and London’s Savoy Hotel!

I have met in Barry an outstanding individual professionally and as a private entrepreneur! Simply put... anyone interested in anything chocolatey or pastry... Barry is the man !!!

- Heinrich Robert Boreniok (Founder Cook with Heinrich)
Barry is a self-driven and enthusiastic person, ready to boldly take on challenges. His ambition and hunger for knowledge about chocolate is spectacular. He knows a variety of creative methods and he ensures you learn what you need to. His calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, a person with great potential to spread his energy into endeavours dear to him and aligned with his long term goals. He is always encouraging and positive. He is the best Chocolatier I have ever met, and I am glad that I worked with him.

- Reshma Sampath (Food Technologist)
I have worked with Barry and commissioned him to produce various chocolate pieces for my clients at Mary's Cakes For You! in the most part for brides for their cakes and also gifts for wedding guests.

They have been very satisfied with the quality, taste and origination of his design capabilities for the occasion required.

Barry is a very personable and reliable person and has an amazing knowledge of his craft.

- Mary Gibson (Award Winning Cake Designer)
I have had the pleasure of knowing Barry Colenso both personally and professionally since 2003. I have worked with Barry on many creative projects developing flavouring and ingredients to meet the high standards set by Barry. I found him to be very creative and willing to consider true inspiring innovation that is seldom seen in today’s developers. Barry has the passion to deliver new creations working within strict time lines and commercial parameters. He has the drive and the persistence to overcome technical barriers with a unique leadership quality. Project management and interpersonal skills see that projects are delivered on time to high standards.

Barry sets very high standards and refuses to compromise on quality but still with empathy. He has an enquiring mind and his enthusiasm is infectious. He is creative and enjoys a new product's challenges whilst remaining focused on the project goal. I have recommended Barry to numerous contacts and have always received back positive appraisals.

- Stephen Ellis (Commercial Director UK & Eire at Silesia Flavours Ltd)
Barry Colenso, a more than perfect chocolatier as his detailing is beyond excellence and his passion for crafting chocolates is immeasurable. A complete honour to have worked in developing a range of London Dairy chocolates. Be it creating pralines, truffles or exotic desserts, for Barry it comes naturally.

- Prerna Singh (CEO at IFFCO Group)

HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 85th birthday – London 1985

Arabic Dessert Collection

Chocolate Wedding Cake for HRH Prince William - 2011

The First Pine Nut Praline With 18 Carat Gold Leaf

The First Ever Chocolate Billboard - 2007

Children Enjoying The First Ever Chocolate Billboard - 2007

More Fun With The Chocolate Billboard - 2007

Barry Colenso & His Billboard Masterpiece - 2007