Guittard Chocolate Cookbook


Gary Guittard (left), fourth-generation chocolate maker and current Guittard Chocolate Company CEO, at work with daughter Amy and son Jesse at a cacao plantation.
Photo courtesy of Guittard Chocolate Company

Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

For nearly 150 years, America’s oldest continuously family-run chocolate company has been making artisan chocolate for home bakers, pastry chefs, and confectioners. Now, Amy Guittard, the company’s marketing director and great-great-granddaughter of Guittard Chocolate Company founder Etienne Guittard, shares the story of the Guittard family and friends, their work, and their chocolate traditions while connecting readers with the larger history, culture, and artistry of chocolate. The book, Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company, includes a forward by the East Bay’s own Alice Medrich, a much-lauded baking instructor and award-winning cookbook author, plus 60 recipes from Guittard’s resident pastry chef and teacher Donald Wressell, which range from easy-to-follow to more involved.

Saturday September 12, 1–3pm
Book Signing, Tastings, and Conversation with Amy Guittard
The Pasta Shop Fourth Street
1786 4th St, Berkeley

Meet Amy Guittard, enjoy comparative chocolate tastings and samples of items cooked from the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook, and receive discounts on Guittard chocolate. Signed copies of the book available. No charge except for purchases. Info: or 510.250.6004

Read Kristina Sepetys’ review of the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook.