Maverick Chocolate is a family owned and operated bean-to-bar craft chocolate company.
Paul and Marlene, owners and head chocolate makers
Scott, son, chocolate maker and equipment maintenance
Ben, son, chocolate maker and marketing
Hannah, daughter-in-law, chocolate maker and writer
Maverick: a person who takes a stand independent of others in a group. Adj. unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist
We dreamt of opening a family business for years. The adventure, the risk, and the freedom called to all of us. Not to mention our maverick mindset of questioning the status quo and standing up for what we believe in. Entrepreneurship was right for us, but we needed a common focus.
Over the years we’ve started a variety of businesses, but the subject was always on one person’s interest. One day in the Spring of 2013 we had an epiphany– the perfect business to fit our family.
I, Paul, traveled around the world as an engineer for many years; always returning home to Marlene with new and interesting chocolate. The more chocolate we tried, the more interested we became in how chocolate was grown and made.
When my travel stopped early 2013, Marlene and I soon finished our supply of chocolate. We were sitting at the kitchen island when the idea struck–let’s make our own world-class chocolate right here in Cincinnati.
After transforming our kitchen into a chocolate factory, we invited our friends over for a number of chocolate tastings. Everyone was impressed and the demand for our chocolate grew.
Now we are the proud owners of Maverick Chocolate Company. Our shop at Findlay Market in Cincinnati, Ohio is a complete chocolate factory. Using only ethically sourced cacao beans, we hand craft our chocolate in small batches from bean to the finished bar. Customers are encouraged to watch and smell the chocolate being made and to taste the final products.
Visit your local chocolate makers today!