choc·​o·​la·​tier ˌchä-k(ə-)lə-ˈtir How to pronounce chocolatier (audio) ˌchȯ- How to pronounce chocolatier (audio)
: a maker or seller of chocolate candy

Examples of chocolatier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dessert, Irene had made banana bread, a no-waste classic: three overripe bananas, vanilla extract made from desiccated beans revived in grain alcohol, chocolate scraps given to her, like mine tailings, by an artisanal chocolatier. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 There’s no earthly way of knowing which direction the potential heat between a rapper and an onscreen chocolatier is going. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 But so far, US vegan chocolate options have generally been limited to premium brands, like Lindt, or organic chocolatiers like Hu Kitchen., 7 Mar. 2023 In addition to participating as a walker or a chocolatier, MCAC is looking for event sponsors. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2023 The chocolatier, whom King didn’t name, also helped the cast and crew with one particular scene that involves Chalamet’s Willy Wonka and his friend Noodle, played by Calah Lane, in a massive tub of chocolate. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 July 2023 In 2016, the story got the Broadway treatment and was adapted for the stage with Christian Borle starring as the chocolatier, and in 2023, fans will see Chalamet don the iconic top hat and purple coat in Wonka. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 Just down the street is Daily Chocolate, owned by Dawn Wagner, a former New York City off-Broadway and Broadway stage manager, and chocolatier ( Pamela Wright,, 4 May 2023 More on renowned chocolatier/chef Phillip Ashley Rix Rix founded Phillip Ashley Chocolates in 2012. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, from chocolat chocolate

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chocolatier was in 1888

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“Chocolatier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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