Maître Chocolatier Daniel : reaching the top
Born in Watermael-Boitsfort (Brussels) on 3 February 1963
Daniel Stallaert has been passionate about chocolate since childhood. His greatest dream? To become a Maître Chocolatier. At the age of 13 he took his first steps towards this by training at CERIA, a prestigious school for chocolatiers in Brussels. After successfully completing a five-year training course, he went on placement to Wittamer, a renowned company in the heart of Brussels.
After working at Neuhaus and Corné Port-Royal, Daniel came to Leonidas where he continues to express his passion. As a Maître Chocolatier he tests the most exquisite taste combinations, creating exceptional chocolates of the very highest quality.
Daniel Stallaert has been passionate about chocolate ever since childhood. His greatest dream? To become a Maître Chocolatier
One of the best in the world
In 1999, Daniel won the prize for the best chocolate sculpture in the Belgian Sky Shops competition.
He is known as one of the best chocolate artists in the world. Daniel is a culinary star, particularly in Belgium. It is therefore no surprise that he received the honour of presenting a selection of chocolates to King Philippe, on the occasion of the birth of Prince Gabriel.
This was not the first time Daniel had met the Royal Family. Every month he had been supplying about a kilogram of artisanal chocolates to Princess Diana. This Maître Chocolatier aims to give exquisite pleasure to everyone who enjoys his creations.
In February 2022, Daniel's expertise is recognized and consecrated by a diploma from the high authority of the Académie Culinaire de France, the ultimate recognition for any chef or pastry chef.