Bonnie Bennett

Bonnie Bennett


KAKAWA CHOCOLATE HOUSE

Bonnie came to chocolate as a second career by way of the Fashion Industry. With a background in Jewelry Design and Merchandising and a long, successful career in NYC, Bonnie and her husband moved to the Southwest, specifically Santa Fe, NM 12 years ago to craft their next adventure. The combination of the creativity, chemistry and education drew her attention to the wonders of chocolate. In their company Kakawa Chocolate House, the (and her) mission is to introduce people to the long history of chocolate through their drinking “elixirs” in addition to offering world class artisan chocolates, ice cream and baked goods, all produced locally of the finest ingredients. As Co-Owner, Bonnie focuses on all creative aspects including the creation of new recipes and of the guest’s experience; leading classes called chocolate “immersions”, corporate adventures and pairings with other local businesses in both their Santa Fe locations and their newer Salem, MA location. Many days, you can find her behind the counter, sampling and talking chocolate with guests visiting from around the country and the globe. A self proclaimed “chocolate nerd” and referred to by others as their “chocolate sommelier”, Bonnie’s love for sharing a chocolate education and spreading chocolate joy is infectious and engaging.