Exclusive Chocolates is part of a family business, established, owned and run by Robert Walker of Skipton. Fuelled by his passion for food, at the age of only 22, Robert made the bold move to invest in his own bakery in Wilsden near Bradford then moved back to his home town of Skipton to set up his bakery and tea rooms. The business has since expanded to include bakery shops in Grassington and Leeds.
After training with master chocolatiers in both Belgium and Switzerland, Robert began making handmade chocolates at his bakery in Skipton in 2001 and built up the business to be able to open his own chocolate shop three years later.
Robert is supported by a team of skilled and dedicated staff including his mother and father and the very special support of his wife and five children.
As a Yorkshire man born and bred Robert has a passion for traditional English flavours and ingredients. This passion, combined with his knowledge and appreciation of the skills and techniques of the Continental chocolatiers and bakers provide the inspiration for his own ranges of chocolates and confectionery.
In his making, quality, freshness and the handmade process have always been his priorities. Essential to his chocolates and bakery are quality ingredients which are ethically sourced and where posssible from the best local suppliers. In the chocolate room, chocolate is tempered each day and fillings prepared by hand to ensure that quality and freshness are maintained.