JARDÍ Chocolates was started in 2015 by Pastry Chef Jocelyn Dubuke-Gragg. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus, she began her professional life in some of the best fine dining restaurants in the south such as The Ocean Room at Kiawah Island, The Georgian Room at Sea Island, and Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta. While in these hubs of creativity, and inspired by the chefs of each, she created desserts using fresh, local ingredients in unique flavor combinations that would wow her guests. Restaurants were where she always felt at home. She was surprised, therefore, to be so inspired by a stage (french for internship) in a chocolate shop in Pennsylvania. After leaving Restaurant Eugene in 2015, she decided to open a chocolate shop in Atlanta and bring the same dedication and wow-factor to the world of chocolates.
Inspired by the natural beauty of Northern Spain, she decided to name the new venture ‘jardí', which means ‘garden’ in Catalan. The chocolates prepared at JARDÍ chocolates live up to the name; they are made from real ingredients, with no preservatives, additives or dyes, and are individually crafted to be both beautiful and delicious.