Dr. Chocolat

Winnetka California
Marshall Smith

Hello and welcome to the Dr. Chocolat family where we believe great food delights, uplifts and
creates community.
As a life-long devotee of culinary happiness it is now my pleasure to carry on Dr.
Chocolat traditions - EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS MADE FROM SCRATCH AND ONLY WITH THE
FINEST INGREDIENTS AVAILABLE.
A little about our journey to becoming Dr Chocolat…
Growing up in Orange County, I was enamored of the culinary arts and trained under
the Executive Chef at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club specializing in pastries and baked goods.
At this time, I also met the love of my life and wooed her with my easy smile and delectable
treats. We remain happily married and have raised our amazing daughter in Southern
California.
Farmer’s Markets have been a way of life for our family for many years. Our weekly
(sometimes twice weekly!) outings to local Farmer’s Markets have kept us connected to our
community with wonderful varieties of foods that support local businesses and our family
values.
We met the original Dr Chocolat, Lee, at her Pasadena Farmer’s Market location. Our
family instantly fell in love with her always outstanding confections, chocolates and baked
goods. When, after 44 years, Lee decided to retire, we knew we couldn’t let her heartfelt
delicious recipes be retired, too. The time was right, and we purchased Dr Chocolat in the
spring of 2020. I've spent several months enabling a smooth transition (working with and
training under Lee) getting to know the processes for her delightfully decadent foods and
desserts.
Now, in 2022, we have the gift of bringing these time honored favorites to you and your
families at the Highland Famer’s Market. We look forward to your enjoyment of these
fabulous items, to creating new treats to meet your needs and to being part of your family
traditions for years to come. Welcome to the Dr. Chocolat family.
Marshall Smith
Owner Dr Chocolat
Our bakery is located at 20849 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA