79-year-old professional chocolate maker looks back on her professional journey – Saturday Breakfast


Robyn Rowe, 79, was born in the small town of Cowra in west-central New South Wales.

Robyn, her late husband Dennis, and their five children moved to Yass Valley in 1996.

They then bought rural land in Nanima between Hall and Murrumbateman.

Robyn began making chocolates by hand in her home kitchen in Nanima, before later launching Chocolat D’Or, a cafe and showcase for Robyn Rowe Chocolates on the property.

Robyn only uses Callebaut Fair Trade Belgian couverture and his chocolates are sold through the Cocoa Horizons Foundation which was established to help cocoa farmers in developing countries like Ghana.

Robyn also traveled to Ghana in 2017 where she visited cocoa bean plantations to better understand the supply chain.

It was during this trip to Ghana that Robyn first became aware of the work of the Cocoa Horizons Foundation to help women.

For Saturday Kitchen, Adrienne Francis of ABC Radio Canberra visited Robyn Rowe to learn more about her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur and small business operator.

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