Fascinated with chocolate and its beautiful and complex characteristics, Ginger Elizabeth Hahn had always dreamed of opening her own chocolaterie.
A formally trained American chocolatier, Ginger Elizabeth began learning her craft at age 16 at a truffle class in Sacramento at the Learning Exchange. From there, she took classes at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa while in high school. She went on to study in New York, working for two world-renowned chocolatiers: Jacques Torres and Daniel Budd.
Hungry for more knowledge on the subject of chocolate, she headed to Chicago and got a job at the Ritz-Carlton, working for En-Ming Hsu, the top pastry chef in the world at the time.
Her perseverance and a keen love for the art of chocolate was the driving force in her quest to open her own couture chocolate shop, which had its grand opening in January 2008. As a result of California Capital’s guarantee on a small business loan made by Bank of Sacramento, Ginger Elizabeth Hahn is enjoying the success of her business, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates.
In addition to adding employees, Ginger is adding frozen hot chocolate and outdoor seating.