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 handpainted 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 showstopping wedding cakes, from 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! 




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!


Office Manager

Our office and admin Queen, Alex joined the Studio Chocolate team in 2018. She’s responsible for making sure you chocolate lovers are well treated, whether it’s answering enquiries, ensuring your goodies are sent out without a hitch, or working with other businesses to create bespoke treats for chocolate lovers near or far.

Favourite Bakery: Ruby Rainbow Road

Favourite Chocolate: Pluto (Fleur de Sel)

Can be found: Asking what star sign you are, and following up with a very accurate personality description


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

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


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



Marketing & Social Media Manager

This is Molly, our social media queen who is responsible our beautiful insta feed, and she’s made us super trendy by bringing us into the world of Tiktok and reels! You may have met her in the shop as she’s also the friendly face serving our Nottingham chocolate lovers!

Favourite Bakery: Golden Blondie

Favourite Chocolate: Goldielux Bar

Can be found:Creating tiktoks with the most random props + telling us to ‘trust the process’


Pastry Chef & Trainee Chocolatier

The newest member of the Studio Chocolate team! Olivia is part of our magical kitchen team, as a pastry chef and a trainee chocolatier! She also makes the most beautiful macarons we've ever seen!

Favourite Bakery: Golden Blondie

Favourite Chocolate: Goldielux Bar

Can be found: Creating new flavour combinations



 Labelling & Specifications Assistant

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


Sales Assistant

Lillie joined our sales team last year, and if you've been to our shop on a Saturday you will have been sure to meet her! She's also our go-to graphics girl, and has designed some of the beautiful menus for our collections!


Favourite Bakery: Golden Rainbow Road

Favourite Chocolate: Starman (New York Cheesecake)

Can be found: Creating the dreamiest designs on her laptop



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 magic behind the sewing machine


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