We are Studio Chocolate, a female-led chocolate shop and bakery based in Nottingham, UK. Founded by Ellie Wharrad our head chocolatier, our small team of creatives specialise in lovingly hand painted artisan chocolates and deliciously indulgent bakery treats.


Operating out of our two hidden-away premises (our store in Cobden Chambers and our studio on Thurland Street), we love working with other businesses and clients to get our mouthwatering goodies out into the community. 


From chocolate making classes to show-stopping wedding cakes, and branded bonbons to wholesale chocolate brownies; we take huge pride in bringing a little extra sweetness to the world. We believe chocolate really does help celebrate EVERY occasion - and we're totally dedicated to making those special moments even more delicious. Scroll down to meet the team! 



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Studio Chocolate Founder & Head Chocolatier

Ellie began her journey into the world of chocolate during her training at Le Cordon Bleu, where she first learnt the art of hand-painting chocolate. It was from this, and Ellie's love of all things sweet and beautiful, that the idea of Studio Chocolate was born.

Favourite Bakery: Raspberry Cookie Sandwich

Favourite Chocolate: Anything with rhubarb!

Can Be Found: No idea, she's everywhere all at once!


Head Pastry Chef & Chocolatier

Olivia is the leader of our magical kitchen team, making delicious creations all day everyday. She also makes the most beautiful macarons we've ever seen! Checkout her instagram here.

Favourite Bakery: Golden Blondie

Favourite Chocolate: Goldielux Bar

Can be found: Either covered in chocolate or up a mountain somewhere in the peak district!



Shop Manager

This is Ophelia, or Fee for short! She is our super shop manager who also creates all of our beautiful, cute illustrations for our packaging! If you ever need a pick-me-up, Fee will fill your heart with joy - her smile is infectious.

Favourite Bakery: Raspberry Vegan Brownie

Favourite Chocolate: Blackberry and Rosemary chocolate

Can be found: Drawing away on her iPad or gliding around Nottingham on rollerblades!


Chocolatier and Pastry Chef

Holly began her career at Studio Chocolate when she was fifteen, and has since worked her way up and trained to become part of our talented team of chocolatiers making handpainted bonbons & delicious bakery!

Favourite Bakery: Golden Blondie

Favourite Chocolate: Starman (New York Cheesecake)

Can be found: Eating wotsits with chopsticks



Labelling & Specifications Manager

Izzy is our Food Labelling & Specifications Manager, and our go-to-gal for all the important stuff like dietary requirements, health and safety, and ingredients labelling!


Favourite Bakery: Golden Blondie

Favourite Chocolate: Anything with nuts!

Can be found: Bringing in delicious homebaked treats, or researching exciting new receipes


Delivery driver/handyman/all-round support system

This is Ian, he plays lots of roles in Studio Chocolate. He's our delivery driver, handyman, occasional baker, and (most importantly) he is Ellie's dad and biggest supporter since the very beginning!


Favourite Bakery: Rainbow Road

Favourite Chocolate: Jameson Whiskey Caramels

Can be found: Delivering delicuous treats anywhere between NG1-NG14



Sales Assistant

If you've popped into our shop before you will most likely have met our magical and mad shop assistant Gemma! And if you have ever marveled at how beautiful our shop is, that is also down to Gemma!

Favourite Bakery: Classic Truffle Brownie

Favourite Chocolate: Elderflower + Rose

Can be found: Inside a cupboard organising the life out of it or up a ladder!


Studio Administrator

Holly is our wonderful administrator, who replies to all your emails, books all our classes and reconciles all our receipts! She also has a way with words as she's currently studying a masters degree in English Literature, so expect beautifully written newsletters coming from this angel!


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Can be found: Listening to Taylor Swift or buried in a Jane Austen novel!


Sales Assistant

Our Canadian queen! Keighley is one of the friendly faces you will meet when you pop in to our Cobden Chambers shop. Her not so secret talent is she can actually build our chocolate boxes with her eyes closed!

Favourite Bakery: Hazelnut Cookie Sandwich

Favourite Chocolate: Cardamom Coffee

Can be found: Creating magical garments behind the sewing machine!


Sales Assistant

Alice is the newest member of our sales team, so if you pop into our shop on a Friday or Saturday you will be sure to meet her! She is also a wonderful singer, check out her music here.

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Can be found: Creating musical magic


Studio Assistant

Grace joined the team in November 2021, and she does everything around the studio. From packaging your online orders, to creating TikToks, she is a master of many talents and always puts a smile on the teams face!

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