Like a stroll down the Champs-Élysées on a spring afternoon where everything in sight is a work of art, so is the experience with William Dean Chocolates.
William Dean Chocolates was founded in 2007. The company is named in honor of its founder’s father (William) and grandfather (Dean). William Dean Chocolates follows the artisan tradition of creating everything by hand, in small batches and without preservatives.
William Dean Brown, founder and Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) at William Dean Chocolates, began exploring his artistic talents at an early age. In elementary school, his artistic passion was so great that teachers had to remove all paper from his desk as he would constantly draw. At one point, he was caught sketching on hand towels from the restroom and sent to the principals office to be reprimanded. He stopped drawing at this point, and it would be years before he found a new medium.