Crazy for Cacao
Tatler Hong Kong|December 2021
Katie Chan Ka-yan is the founder of Chokohood, a chocolate-inspired café which opened this autumn in Tai Hang By Tara Sobti. Photography by Affa Chan
Tara Sobti

Where does your love of chocolate come from?

I fell in love with chocolate during my university days in London; as a nutrition graduate, I was always interested in food and taste. I worked in a British confectionery trading company and discovered the world of craft chocolate and it inspired me tremendously. I signed up for a chocolate-tasting course organised by the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting in 2014, which was an incredible experience, and learnt how to taste chocolate like a connoisseur. I founded [chocolate importing and consulting firm] The Chocolate Club Hong Kong the same year. This September, I launched my craft chocolate café, Chokohood.

What is the inspiration behind Chokohood?

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