ABOUT CHRIS KOLLAR
Chris Kollar is a chef with a
particular passion for chocolate. Trained as a savory chef, Chris is a
self-taught chocolatier. His inspiration is European classic chocolate making.
He has traveled Europe extensively, particularly Switzerland, France, and Italy
to study and learn about classic chocolates, bringing this knowledge back to
his own practice.
Chris has worked in kitchens across the country and beyond for the past 19
years, starting in his hometown of Atlanta, then working in South Carolina,
Denver, Beaver Creek, the Cayman Islands, and Seattle. In 2001 he settled in
the Napa Valley and worked at Domaine Chandon, Tra Vigne, Pinot Blanc, and Go
Fish. Most recently, Chris was Executive Chef at Peter Michael Winery in
Calistoga, where his passion for chocolate flourished.