Byron Bay Cacao has broken the (chocolate) mould and redefined luxury confectionery. A local company that prides itself on experimenting with ideas, passion and new techniques to create iconic treats for everyone to enjoy. Founded by Richard Tuohy, who has trained with some of the highest-regarded pastry chefs and chocolatiers worldwide, leading to his beginning a business of his own at home. Tuohy’s extensive experience includes catering for special events, providing divine treats and wedding cakes for the ultimate celebratory indulgence, making him a real-life Willy Wonka. His commitment to innovation and excellence working with chocolate can be appreciated in every bite.
The ever-growing selection of decadent, cacao-based sweets from Byron Bay Cacao is one to be devoured by serious chocolate lovers. Each handcrafted creation offers a sweet and succulent experience, from gooey ganache centres to rich roasted almonds or covetable chocolate-covered coffee beans. There are even gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly options with coconut fillings, peanut gianduja and refreshing coulis derived from Lilli Pili. Richard is adamant about sourcing only the finest regional ingredients, and you can really taste the difference.
Community is also a big part of what makes Byron Bay Cacao, which is why they host a variety of classes and events so everyone can learn the art of chocolate, baking, and so much more. Discover how to temper, untemper, couverture and compound chocolate, the science behind truffles, pralines, and bonbons, with a ton of tastings in between! Each class or event is customised to skill level and age, so no matter your level of experience, you can get stuck in. As well as teaching about the process, there is a lot to learn about the agriculture of chocolate. Byron Bay Cacao insists on using ethical and sustainable ingredients for each delightful delicacy.
If you are looking for something exceptional for your next big occasion, their unique cake design programme is a fun way to get started on your icing-filled plans. Whether you want a tiered floral situation, something with a bit of extra flair, or to keep things simple, they have something for every budget and celebration.