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Katrina Markoff
Katrina Markoff

Katrina Markoff

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Chicago, IL USA

"It takes time to come around to the thing that makes sense to you."

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Day In The Life


I create intriguing chocolate creations made with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Vanderbilt University

  • Graduate Degree

    Culinary Arts/Chef Training

    Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Was a chemistry and psychology major, but got to her senior year and had no idea what to do with those degrees.

  • 2.

    Didn't want to be a doctor, didn't want to do research-realized that she only really loved cooking and horses.

  • 3.

    Moved to Paris three days after she graduated from college.

  • 4.

    She was accepted to Paris' Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world.

  • 5.

    Felt like she hit a wall at Le Cordon Bleu-their traditional French style left little room for her to be creative.

  • 6.

    One night, she was experimenting with chocolate and became inspired by an Indian necklace she was wearing.

  • 7.

    She came up with 22 recipes, each inspired by a different place, highlighting the cultural aspect of food.

  • 8.

    Out of those original recipes, the idea for her chocolate business was born; says Vosges is really the culmination of all her experiences.