New York City - Where it All Began
The Birth of the Cocoa King
In 1992, Christopher Norman Chocolates began inauspiciously in a small atelier off the Bowery, in what has now become the infamous/famous Freeman Alley, at the border of China Town and Little Italy, in New York City.
Christopher Norman started as a private enterprise to supply dinner guests with hand-made chocolates, which quickly grew to become one of New York City’s finest artisanal chocolate creators.
Master Chocolatier John Down put his considerable fine arts and design talent to work in the creation of a new genre of hand-made chocolates, attracting New York City’s exclusive retail markets.
Over time, Christopher Norman Chocolates became a signature product at Dean & DeLuca, Balducci’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Henri Bendel’s, Nordstrom, Williams Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, Martha Stewart and Whole Foods.
Acclaimed all the way to Japan
Further international success also pushed Christopher Norman to be available on the shelves of some of Japan's finest department stores, with a notable presence in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto.